Lesson 4: Grading and Feedback
Provide a big picture by grouping several assessment criteria together to assess student’s overall achievement. Holistic rubrics provide the snapshot of the student’s work and generally used for formative assessment and feedback.
Usually laid out in table form with assessment criterion down the side and levels of achievement across the top. This grid format can be used to be specific and detailed with grading and feedback, and provides students a clear picture of their grade and feedback.
A single point rubric is a simplified version of the analytical rubric so it is easier for students to interpret. The single point rubric is composed of three columns, with the column for criteria that meets expectations down the middle, and areas for improvement and strengths on left and right. This type of rubric is good formative assessments, peer feedback and self-assessment.
Read the article titled "Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics" by Jennifer Gonzalez for deep dive on holistic, analytical and single point rubrics on the Cult of Pedagogy blog.
Does formative feedback always have to take written form? The Dr. Barb Brown's experiment with “one take” audio/video feedback met with a very positive student response. Read the full article on the EdCan Network.