These videos feature educators working together to score and analyze student work, and reflecting on that process.
Reflections on Scoring
- ELA Grade 4Instructional Shifts and Implications
In this video, National Board Certified teacher Julie Webb explains how looking at student work helped her deepen her understanding of the instructional shifts of the Common Core.
- ELA Grade 5How to Use Student Work in Professional Learning
Watch as teacher and adjunct professor Nancy Veatch explains why looking at student work together with other teachers is so powerful.
- ELA Grade 7What Teachers Can Learn from Analyzing Student Work
In this video assistant principal Justin Conn explains how he and a colleague worked together to unpack the Smarter Balanced rubrics by dimension.
- ELA Grade 8The Benefits of Looking Closely at Student Work
Watch as reading specialist Virginia Day explains how collaboration and close analysis helped her gain a deeper understanding of what performance tasks demand of students.
Analyzing Student Work
- ELA Grade 8Coming to Consensus Using the Rubric
Watch as two educators use the language of the rubric to come to consensus about scores.
- ELA Grade 5Digging into the Language of the Rubric
In this video two educators look carefully at the language of the rubric in order to determine correct scores for the different dimensions.
- ELA Grade 7Looking at Trends in Student Work
Thinking about strengths and weaknesses helps these educators determine trends across student work samples.
- ELA Grade 11Looking Closely at Argumentative Writing Using the Rubric
In this video, educators analyze student work alongside the rubric in order to determine the argument, counter argument, evidence and elaboration.
- ELA Grade 4Looking for a Preponderance of Evidence When Scoring
These two educators locate a preponderance of evidence to help them land upon the correct score.
Professional Learning Resources
- Building Educator Assessment Literacy – Assessment Continuum
This video provides an overview of Smarter Balanced performance tasks, their part in the Smarter Balanced assessment system, and how they fit into the assessment continuum.
- Gathering Evidence and Scoring – Elementary
This video demonstrates a process for using evidence-based scoring to evaluate student writing using the Smarter Balanced Informational Rubric (Grades 3–5).
- Gathering Evidence and Scoring – Secondary
This video demonstrates a process for using evidence-based scoring to evaluate student writing using the Smarter Balanced Explanatory Rubric (Grades 6–11)