In my previous post I shared a list of questions to consider while planning student video projects. Part of the planning should include thinking about the assessment of your students’ final video productions. A list of questions and ideas to consider in planning the assessment of student projects is included below.
*Assessing the student video project: pre-production.
-See “what do you students to demonstrate?”
-Require students to outline project goals before searching for or creating media to use in the project.
-Approve the outline yourself.
-Require students to write a script and submit it to you before they
start using the production tools. This gives them a focus which in turn
leads to less time wasted.
*Assessing the student video project: post-production.
-Did students demonstrate what they said they would in their outlines and scripts?
-Did students demonstrate what you wanted them to demonstrate?
-Was the final product engaging?
-Audience evaluation sheets.
-Did the audience (classmates) learn something from the final product?
Common Core Standards that can be addressed through video projects:
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas
and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection,
organization, and analysis of content.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on
focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources,
assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the
information while avoiding plagiarism.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize
ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate
to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics
(e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding
Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions,
concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.