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Evaluating Extension Projects

Extension projects provide numerous opportunities for assessment and evaluation. Planning and creating the extensions provides information about comprehension, interpretation, and even active reading. One way to gather this information is to roam the room during project work time, listening in on conversations, and taking anecdotal notes.  Before you begin, consider the following guiding questions:

Guiding Questions:  Evaluating Projects

  • What do I value about the extension projects?
  • What criteria should we use in our evaluations?
  • How do I involve students in setting the criteria?
  • How to I develop a form or checklist that identifies what should be evaluated?
  • How do I include students in self-reflection?
  • How can I involve students in providing evaluative feedback to each other?

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