Making Assessment Criteria Clear to Students

Activity: Say “Yes” (…or “No”) to the Dress

Instructions: In this activity you are asked to assume the role of an assessor who is asked to evaluate the dress our model is wearing.

Select the following Steps to review the criteria for rating the dress.

Consider the dress our model is wearing and rate it.

Consider the dress our model is wearing, and rate it in terms of its suitability and colour.

Consider the dress our model is wearing, and rate it in terms of:

  • Its suitability and colour with our model’s skin and frame
  • Its suitability and colour for a Fall season fashion show
  • Its suitability and colour for teaching in a university classroom

Rate each criteria on a scale from 1 to 4, where 1 is low and 4 is high.

Question

Does the dress suit the model’s skin and frame?
Is the dress a suitable colour for a Fall season fashion show?
Is the dress appropriate to wear for teaching a university class?

Feedback

What did you notice about your evaluation of the model’s dress based on assessment instructions given in each step?

How does this activity relate to assessment of student learning?