Rubrics provide guidelines for measuring
achievement. Most rubrics describe the learning outcomes, give
clear performance criteria,
and provide a rating scale or checklist. Some rubrics give examples
Various types and formats of checklists help to identify
and record achievement levels and track student progress. Checklists
may be scored with rubric levels (1, 2, 3, and 4), letter grades,
numerical values, or simple yes/no notation. Most checklists
are simply lists of skills or behaviors arranged in a format
that enables recording of student progress in demonstrating the
each skill or behavior. I plan to add (in the near future) some
sample checklists with information about how to use them.
Checklists are my most favorite type of curriculum based assessment.
In my classes, I use checklists extensively as evaluation and
teaching tools. Some of the checklists that I have developed
and published include a Checklist for Successful Inclusion, an
Assessment Proficiency Checklist (APC), and a variety of checklists
for evaluating student behavior and student achievement.