Campus introduces Scoring Rubrics

If you score student work with rubrics, this will be a game changer

Campus Learning Feature 1845Are you as excited as I am that Scoring Rubrics are here? 

Not only are they going to help communicate expectations to students and parents/guardians, but they are going to make scoring student work so much easier!

Basic overview 

With Scoring Rubrics in Campus Learning you will be able to share the rubric you use with students and parents/guardians when you create the assignment.This is a great practice because it gives your students and their parents the detailed criteria you’re

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You can let students and parents/guardians see the Scoring Rubric and grading criteria before the assignment is due so they understand your expectations.

using to score the assignment. Giving students and parents/guardians this information before an assignment is due helps them perform to your expectations.Then, when it is time to score student work, all you need to do is click on the cells and save. If you want, you can give the student additional written feedback by typing a comment for each/any criterion. The Grade Book will be updated and the completed Scoring Rubric will be shared with the student and parent/guardian.  

You need Campus Learning in order to use Scoring Rubrics. If you don’t have Campus Learning or aren’t sure, talk to your district’s Campus administrators. You can find out more about Campus Learning here. 

Using Scoring Rubrics 

If you already use rubrics with your students, the hard work of identifying criteria, levels and descriptions is done. You just need to enter the information in Campus. If you score off standards, the values for each score column will auto-populate with the values in Campus that were set up by your district. If you score using points, you will be able to enter point values for each column and row and have the option of letting Campus auto-calculate the student’s overall score. 

Use with submissions 

If your students submitted their work through Campus, you can also view the submission and interact with the Scoring Rubric at the same time. On the scoring screen the Scoring Rubric will display if it is attached to the assignment. If you just want to see the submission or the Scoring Rubric, slide the panel over to adjust your view. 

When students submit their work through Campus, you can have the student work and Scoring Rubric on the same screen.

Scoring and feedback 

Scoring your Scoring Rubrics and giving feedback is easy. All you need to do is click on the cell. If it is set up to auto-calculate, the score is filled in at the same time. If you set it to auto-calculate, but you want to massage a few scores, you can still change them, so using auto-calculate won’t limit your flexibility with scoring or giving feedback. For example, let’s say your criterion is worth 10 points, and your column representing Excellent work is worth 9 or 10 points or an A on a traditional scale. You know ahead of time that most students will earn 9.5 out of 10, so you set it up to auto-calculate to 9.5 (or 95% of 10 points). You also know you will have a handful at 9 points and a couple who earn 10 out of 10. Even with auto-calculate enabled, you can still give students the points they earned. 

One of the great things about Scoring Rubrics is the amount of feedback you are able to give individual students is up to you. There are lots of ways for you to give feedback to

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After the assignment is scored, students will see descriptions of their work highlighted and your comments on their scored Scoring Rubric.

your students. If it is a larger piece of student work with several or many criteria and you want to comment specifically on one or more of those criterion, you can. If you’d rather comment about the assignment as a whole, you can do that instead or in addition to commenting on specific criterion. All comments will be available for students and parents/guardians to see on the scored Scoring Rubric, but if you want your comment to be available on Campus Student or Campus Parent next to the assignment score, you can comment with the overall assignment score.  

Learning more 

Campus Community has documentation available if you want to dig in. Read more about how to create, evaluate student work, and print Scoring Rubrics. If you don’t have a CampusID for Community, click here to learn more.

Thank you! 

I am also excited to say we had a lot of help with this project from teachers. It was really fun for me to have had a hand in bringing teachers’ voices and experience to the people on the development team who took on the challenge of creating Scoring Rubrics. One hundred and thirty-four educators filled out a survey this summer with helpful information about how they use rubrics. Thirty-five of your colleagues submitted actual rubrics they use in their classrooms – some even submitted more than one. These samples helped the team understand how many ways rubrics are used and is why you have lots of options in how you set up and use Scoring Rubrics in Campus Learning. 

Several teachers were generous enough to be interviewed, either over the phone or over email. That was a huge help! Even as a former teacher, I didn’t know why some of you set your rubrics up the way you did – so being able to ask and understand the different demands from your school administrators, district, or specific programs made the difference. Thank you to Gina, Corey, David, Mitch, and Tracy! 

As the nine members of the development team got started and a Scoring Rubric was starting to take form, seven teachers gave their time to perform usability tests. We had two rounds of usability testing – one with the standards-based rubric and one with the points-based rubric. Your colleagues’ feedback helped the team determine, among other things, what was challenging in the workflow and then work to correct it so as a teacher you spend as little time as possible with set up and scoring and more time working with your students. Thank you again to Tracey, Natalia, Christine, Kim, Jeff, Jenny and Matt! 

Help us make Scoring Rubrics even better 

We want to continue to hear from teachers about Scoring Rubrics and our development teams love working directly with teachers. If you want the chance to contribute to future projects, the easiest way to learn about opportunities is to follow this blog. When there’s a new opportunity for teachers, I will post a survey or other information about it and you can decide whether or not it is a project that interests you. 

If you have any questions or ideas/suggestions, you can contact me through Teachers On Campus through the Contact page, Submit a Story button, Nominate a Colleague button or commenting on this post.  

I look forward to hearing from you. 

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