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  • Computer Application Assessment

    Rubrics Analytic Rubrics for Teachers and Students

    2012 Bermuda MOED Curriculum and Assessment

  • Page | 2 Bermuda MOED Curriculum and Assessment / P. Callender/2012

    Contents

    Introduction ............................................................... 3

    Word Processing Rubrics ........................................ 6

    Presentation Rubrics .............................................. 12

    Desktop Publishing Rubrics .................................. 17

    Spreadsheet Rubrics .............................................. 20

    Using Applications in Core Subjects .................... 23

    Application Ideas .................................................... 25

    Resources ................................................................ 27

  • Page | 3 Bermuda MOED Curriculum and Assessment / P. Callender/2012

    Computer Applications Assessment Tools

    Student Use of Applications

    Word processors, presentation tools, databases and spreadsheets are amongst computer applications

    designed to manage information, increase productivity and facilitate communication and creativity. They

    are pervasive in homes, businesses and educational settings and mastery of them is considered one of the

    21st centurys essential literacies.

    In school settings, students can use these tools in a variety of disciplines. Teachers are challenged to find

    opportunities for students to learn to use a variety of applications. In Learning Phase A, students are

    learning about the applications under the guidance and assistance of the teacher. They develop a basic

    understanding of what the applications can do and their unique features. In Learning Phase B, students are

    developing their independent use of the applications and are increasingly putting them to use to

    communicate, solve problems and display their learning. They should have a solid skill set and fluency with

    applications prior to moving to Learning Phase C.

    The Applications

    More ideas begin on page 23.

    Word Processor: MS

    Works

    Students can use the word processor to create, edit, proofread and print a variety of text documents. Photos and graphics can also be added to enhance communication. The ability for students to easily review and edit their work facilitates the writing process.

    Use word processing

    for

    reports poems stories speeches

    letters pamphlets plays

    Desktop Publishing: MS Publisher

    KidPix

    The ability to manipulate the layout of printed documents characterizes desktop publishing software. Templates help students make attractive publications with professional looking results.

    Use desk top publishing for

    pamphlets

    fliers

    calendars

    newsletters

    posters

    invitations

    certificates

    Multimedia

    Presentations: MS

    PowerPoint

    Use this software to create onscreen multimedia presentations. Students can incorporate text, graphics, animation, sound and video to teach, report, entertain or communicate new ideas.

    Use presentations for learning tools

    oral presentations

    reports

    stories

    Spreadsheets: MS

    Excel

    Spreadsheets are tables used to store data in the form of words and values. With spreadsheet software, students can perform calculations and display data as charts and graphs that make it easier for them to interpret data.

    Use spreadsheets for calculations

    tables

    charts

    graphs

  • Page | 4 Bermuda MOED Curriculum and Assessment / P. Callender/2012

    Assessing Student Work

    As students learn to use the applications, they are using a number of skills simultaneously. For example,

    when using a presentation tool, students must consider file management, layout, effects and animation all

    for the same assignment. Additionally spelling, accuracy of content and alignment to genre criteria are also

    key factors included in the final product. For these reasons, rubrics are indispensable tools for assessing

    student work.

    Using Performance Rubrics

    These performance charts describe student degrees of proficiency in the use of the following computer

    applications: word processor, desktop publisher, presentation tool and spreadsheet. The performance

    charts range from Primary One to Primary Six with these applications:

    word processing skills P1 P6

    onscreen presentations skills P2 P6

    desktop publishing skills P4 P6

    spreadsheets skills P4 P6

    Students

    Written from the students perspective, the rubrics use language that students may use to describe their

    ability to use these applications. The can describe their performance in terms of Needs Improvement,

    Satisfactory (on grade level), Good or Very Good. Students must understand that in order to qualify for one

    description, they must have qualified for those that come before it and that over the course of the project

    they can always improve their grade by using the rubric as a guide.

    Teachers

    There is one rubric for each application. The rubrics measure the mastery of general application skills and

    those particular to that application. Teachers can use these analytic rubrics to formatively assess student

    performance with these applications over the development of a project. They can be used to help students

    identify areas to be improved and can serve as curriculum guides to help teachers to plan the skills and

    knowledge they will be covering for a particular project. Thus, the rubrics serve as tools for students and

    teachers. Teachers can design their own strategies and tools to assess more completely the products

    created with these applications. Depending on the design of the assignment, additional criteria can include

    content knowledge, the organization of ideas, and research and planning processes. Both product and

    performance determine the student score.

  • Page | 5 Bermuda MOED Curriculum and Assessment / P. Callender/2012

    The Rubrics

    Each one has some generic

    elements but then others suit the

    features of that particular

    application. Here is the Primary

    One rubric for word processing

    with an explanation key.

    Over the course of the assignment, a

    student can use the rubric to focus

    their efforts to improve their scores.

    Rubric Year Level & Application Rubric elements or assignment criteria Scales:

    Trying to Improve = below target

    Satisfactory= on target;

    Good = at least one level above target

    Very Good= at least two levels above target

    Descriptors for criteria

    Final score determined by overall rating

  • Page | 6 Bermuda MOED Curriculum and Assessment / P. Callender/2012

    P1 Word Processing Rubric

    Trying to Improve Satisfactory Good Very Good Score

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    I can help my teacher with creating new pieces of writing on the computer. I can also help with saving and printing my work.

    I can open, save and print my writing but sometimes need a little help from my teacher.

    I can open, save, and print my writing but might need help with folders, renaming files and saving my writing to new locations

    Too

    lbar

    Nav

    igat

    ion

    I can help my teacher click on the icons in the menu to create my piece of writing

    I can click on the text and picture icons in the menu to create my piece of writing and can explain what some of them mean

    I can explore menus to locate and use other features of the word processor

    Sim

    ple

    Ed

    itin

    g

    I can fix mistakes in my writing using backspace or delete keys

    I can use cut, paste, copy to fix mistakes with a little help from my teacher

    I can use cut, paste, copy to edit my writing on my own

    Han

    dlin

    g Te

    xt

    I can type to create my writing using the letter/number, space bar and enter keys

    I can change the size, colour and look of the text in my writing

    I can change the size, colour and look of the text to make my writing more interesting

    Illu

    stra

    tio

    ns

    I can assist my teacher with putting pictures into my writing

    I can find, insert and resize clipart illustrations from the clip art menu but sometimes I need a little help from my teacher.

    I can find, insert and resize clipart illustrations that make my writing more interesting

    Spel

    ling

    and

    gram

    mar

    I can identify words in my writing that have spelling mistakes and correct them with the help of my teacher.

    I can spot and correct spelling mistakes in my writing but might miss one or two

    I can spot and correct spelling errors in my writing but might have one spelling or grammar error

    Score

  • Page | 7 Bermuda MOED Curriculum and Assessment / P. Callender/2012

    P2 Word Processing Rubric

    Trying to Improve Satisfactory Good Very Good Score

    Gen

    eral

    file

    man

    age

    men

    t

    I can help my teacher with creating new pieces of writing on the computer. I can also help with saving and printing my work.

    I can open, save and print m

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