From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps
Tools for Assessing Student Learning
- Kay Burke - Kay Burke & Associates, Inc.
Classroom/Student Assessment | Tests & Measurement
"A wonderfully practical book that contains real examples from real teachers, helpful checklists, and rubrics. I particularly like the application and reflection pages."
—Julie Davis, Executive Director, The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators
"From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps outlines an easy-to-follow process for designing and organizing standards-based instruction that engages students in performance-based learning. Kay Burke effectively shows teachers how to use checklists and rubrics to put students in the driver's seat of their own assessment for learning."
—Nancy Larimer, Professional Learning Supervisor, Cobb County School District, Marietta, GA
Practical tools for translating standards to rubrics and ensuring high student achievement!
In this new edition of her best-selling, comprehensive guide, internationally recognized assessment expert Kay Burke provides educators with a six-step process that makes it easier than ever to link teaching and assessment to standards.
Covering summative, formative, and differentiated assessments, this guide features templates for each step of the process—sample tasks, rubrics, and units—and a link to a companion website for further examples. From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps has been updated to help teachers create more complex performance tasks, work in grade-level or vertical teams, and understand assessment for testing scenarios that involve technology. Burke shows you how to
- Apply the six-step process using the book's theory, examples, applications, and explanations
- Build your own tasks, checklists, and rubrics
- Differentiate for special needs within standards-linked tasks
- Provide good feedback and share checklists and rubrics with students for ongoing formative assessment and self-assessment
Using these tools, teachers can measure student understanding in a meaningful way, track student progress toward meeting standards, and increase the academic performance of all students!
The companion website for From Standards to rubrics, Third Edition contains templates and examples that will help you create vocabulary lists, big ideas, essential questions, teacher checklists, performance tasks, student checklists, and rubrics correlated to your state standards and district curriculum goals.
The electronic templates will allow you to customize your assessments by adding district requirements, school and class information, appropriate graphics, and standards-based language. By adjusting the format of these templates and assessments, you will be better able to meet the diverse needs of your students and help all learners meet and exceed state, national, and international standards.
"Kay Burke's authenticity naturally extends to her professional writing and speaking engagements. Her professional development opportunities attract educators who know they will walk away with new research, new strategies, and something to do TOMORROW. This wonderfully practical book contains real examples from real teachers, helpful checklists, and rubrics. I particularly like the application and reflection pages, and I wish every principal would use them with their teachers."
"At last, a text that I can use with my new teachers, experienced teachers and administrators that will make rubrics, to quote the author, “their friends.” Dr. Burke’s six steps can be easily implemented by all levels of educators immediately. Students will receive meaningful feedback, allowing them to assess their performance and set goals to make their work even better. The end results are empowered teachers, engaged students, and increased student performance."
"This book outlines an easy-to-follow process for designing and organizing standards-based instruction that engages students in performance-based learning. Kay Burke effectively shows teachers how to use checklists and rubrics to put students in the driver’s seat of their own assessment for learning."
"I have employed and tested the methods outlined in this must-have book in my own high school biology classes. The six steps enabled me to have a 100% pass rate on our high-stake exam with gain scores that almost doubled those of traditionally taught classrooms. Teaching instructional design classes for a college at the master’s level, I highly encourage students to follow the plan outlined in this book."
Burke's book offers a great deal of insight to new teachers in the field. I used this book in a post-bac assessment course along with a core assessment book. This book explained in very practical language how to use performance assessments and rubrics in the classroom. The examples helped my students understand how to create these powerful tools.
The book would only fit for approximately 25% of the overall course content and, in turn, is too costly for students to purchase an additional text for only a fraction of the course. It is an excellent text...just not the right one for this particular course.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Target the Standards