From Vagueness to Specificity:

The Power of Language to Increase Understanding and Learning Transforming Assessment by Sandra Herbst Specific.  Descriptive.  Feedback.  We use these words freely and easily in connection to assessment for learning and formative assessment.  Research reminds us and...

Criteria VS Rubrics

Transforming Assessment Recently, I was in New Brunswick in Eastern Canada where I was asked, “What’s the difference between criteria and rubrics?” Criteria describes the expectations for a product, a process or a collection of evidence of learning. When teachers...

Talking About Evidence: Artifacts of our Learning

Transforming Assessment by Sandra Herbst Students often find themselves in the position of responding to questions about their work and what that work provides evidence of.  Sentence starters like “Prove to me that…” or “Show me from your work that…” may be...