One of the strengths of the Showing Evidence Tool is the ability for teams to peer review each other’s cases. A comment can be added to any area of the case that contains a small triangle in the upper right corner. Before teams review each other’s work, provide guidance as to what they should look for and what kinds of comments to leave. Give students some guidelines about providing helpful feedback. Encourage them to make different kinds of comments, such as asking questions, giving positive comments, and providing constructive suggestions. If you have created a rubric or checklist, be sure the teams have a copy available as they review another team’s work.
As the teacher, you can also leave comments to provide feedback for your students. Throughout the project, comment on students’ progress, their choice and evaluation of evidence, and overall quality of their thinking about the argument. This will allow you to assess their progress at key points in the project. If you spot any misconceptions, you can make additional research suggestions or redirect them.
During the project, focus on assessing your students’ thinking and the quality of their arguments. Ongoing student assessments could include:
Consider how students will develop and present answers to the significant questions and issues of the project as a whole—beyond their use of the Showing Evidence Tool. Students should use the information learned through the use of Showing Evidence to create something that demonstrates their understanding. Some ideas:
Some of the information above is modified from:
Rubric to Assess a PBL (Project-Based Learning) and Rubric
Project-Based Learning with Multimedia