Assessing Student Participation in the Classroomby: John A. Craven III and Tracy Hogan

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We know that students should participate constructively in the classroom. In fact, most of us probably agree that a significant portion of a student’s grade should come from his or her participation. However, like many teachers, you may find it difficult to explain to students how you assess their participation. Keep reading to learn the importance of student participation and clear communication of your expectations. In Figure 1, you will find a helpful rubric you can adapt and use in your classroom.

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  • on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:43 PM

Do you expect students to participate, be engaged in their learning, and be prepared to class? If so, you may find that assessing student participation through the use of a rubric may be helpful. The author includes a rubric that covers the essential expectations teachers have for their students and provide advice for its implementation. This rubric can be easily tweaked to fit your classroom's special needs and may be a useful tool during parent conferences.

Patricia  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia (Pottstown, PA)

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