PERFORMANCE RUBRIC: There are many educational websites that provide specific examples of rubrics for writing, drama etc. See http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/assess.html#rubrics You can adapt to fit your objectives. Rather than right or wrong, this kind of assessment shows a continuum of learning, and provides the student with more information on his learning progress or needs. It is helpful to provide the student with your performance assessment process before the final event. And it helps you as a teacher to have your objectives firmly in mind before lesson/lessons will be graded on the basis of a rubric. You will benefit in your teaching by knowing what your class has learned as a result of these lessons.
There are six objectives listed for the culminating event and related lessons. Several of these can be combined or one can be more specific in outcome if you select lessons with a different emphasis.
MAKE A CHART SHOWING OBJECTIVES AND LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE
And judge students by the following criteria:
4 = ADVANCED OR EXCELLENT
3= PROFICIENT OR GOOD
2= NEEDS IMPROVEMENT OR ADEQUATE
1= INADEQUATE OR FAILING
Using objective No. 1 as an example:
#4 criteria: Highest. This shows comprehensive and in-depth understanding of the content and context of the Civil War time period for both national and local events
#3: Demonstrates substantial understanding but lacks in-depth
#2: Provides partial understanding but is incomplete
#1: Shows misunderstanding in statements of fact or lack of perception