Culminating Assessments with Rubrics
When teachers originally wrote standards-focused units of study for placement on Teach 21, we did not require a culminating assessment with a rubric. However, our work with instructional guides and PBL designs prompted the Office of Instruction to provide professional development relevant to performance/product assessments with all subsequent projects. The following is an example of a culminating assessment with an accompanying rubric from the sixth grade instructional guide titled The Civil Rights Exhibit. The author of the unit titled Realizing the Dream: The Civic Rights Movement later developed this instructional guide with a culminating assessment and rubric that can be used with this unit. The link to the culminating assessment is as follows: http://wveis.k12.wv.us/Teach21/public/Iguide.cfm?action=V1&tsele1=1&tsele2=106&tsele3i=256. On the same page under the section titled “Links and Other Resources” there is a link to the rubric used to evaluate this culminating assessment.
In Lesson 12 of Unit 7 titled Geometry Panes in a Mathematics 7 unit we find a culminating assessment for the unit and the rubric developed to evaluate the project. The link is as follows: http://wveis.k12.wv.us/teach21/public/Uplans/LPview.cfm?page=1&tsele1=2&tsele2=107&upidU=1190&UPid=1699.