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Education Software Evaluation Rubric built by Berta2145

Rubric Code: UX5X233
Evaluation of Education Software - MIT App Inventor Web based software Assessed at 40 points
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Categories: Subjects: Computers   (General)  
Types: Project   (Other)  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

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  Poor
1 pts
Fair
2 pts
Good
3 pts
Excellent
4 pts
Comments
0 pts
Curriculum Content
Poor

No relationship with curriculum content exists. Content does not meet goals or standards
Fair

Limited relationship with curriculum content. Content meets few goals or standards.
Good

Good relationship with curriculum content. Content meets some goals and standards.
Excellent

Direct relationship with curriculum content. Content meets most to all goals and standards.
Comments

N/A unless school curriculum specifically indicates app creation education
Interactivity
Poor

Lacks enhancements to actively involve the learner.
Fair

Minimal enhancements to actively involve the learner.
Good

Contains some enhancements to actively involve the learner.
Excellent

Possess many enhancements that require learner to remain actively involved.
Comments

Depends upon User Activity
4 pts
Critical Thinking
Poor

Student not given opportunity to engage in higher level thinking.
Fair

Student given limited opportunities to engage in higher level thinking.
Good

Student given some opportunity to engage in higher level thinking.
Excellent

Student given extensive opportunities to engage in higher level thinking activities.
Comments

Must engage in higher order thinking
4 pts
Support Materials
Poor

Support materials do not exist. Technical support is inadequate. Unable to track student progress.
Fair

Limited options for assistance are given. Tracking student progress is available occasionally.
Good

Assistance is available but not quickly accessible. Additional resources are available and student progress can be frequently checked.
Excellent

Assistance is readily available at any point in the website and many additional sources are available with ease of keeping track of student progress.
Comments

Tutorials, Forums, Videos and FAQ's
3 points
Classroom Environment
Poor

No clear use of the software in regular classroom activities.
Fair

Few lessons can be used in the classroom setting and there are few suggestions for use of the material for whole class, individual or group lessons.
Good

Software can be integrated in classroom activities and there are suggested uses for whole class, individual and group lessons.
Excellent

All features can be used in classroom activities and the material includes activities for whole class, individual and group lessons.
Comments

There is a section for teachers to assist them in teaching app creation in the classroom
3 pts
Accessibility
Poor

Graphics/links are not labeled or don't offer rollover labeling, fonts are difficult to read and content does not lend itself to varied learning styles and ability levels.
Fair

Graphics/links are seldom labelled or seldom offer rollover labeling, fonts are sometimes used for ease of student reading and some content is accommodating to varied learning styles and ability levels.
Good

Graphics/links are mostly labeled or have rollover labeling, fonts are mostly easy to read and most content supports varied learning styles and ability levels.
Excellent

Graphics/links are labeled or have rollover labeling, fonts are consistently easy to read and varied learning styles and ability levels are accommodated.
Comments

Graphics/links are labeled or have rollover labeling, fonts are consistently easy to read and varied learning styles and ability levels are accommodated
4 pts
Age/Grade Level
Poor

Directions, reading level, and product are inappropriate for targeted audience.
Fair

Directions, reading level, and product are are sometimes inappropriate for targeted audience.
Good

Directions, reading level, and product are are mostly appropriate for targeted audience.
Excellent

Directions, reading level and product are appropriate for targeted audience.
Comments

Directions, reading level and product are appropriate for targeted audience.
4pts
Effectiveness of Software
Poor

Design is confusing and is not navigable. The technology does not provide any benefit.
Fair

Design lacks intuition and is difficult to navigate. Minimal effectiveness.
Good

Design is clear, but assistance is needed to navigate some areas. Technology is adequately utilized to be of benefit in the instructional process.
Excellent

Design is clear, easy to navigate, logical and provides an effective means to help students achieve.
Comments

Design is clear, easy to navigate, logical and provides an effective means to help students achieve
4pts
Assessment Component
Poor

Assessment is unrelated or not available.
Fair

Assessment does not engage learner and additional assessment is required.
Good

Assessment is usually appropriate and can provide some measure of what has been learned.
Excellent

Assessment is suited to goals and student ability and easily assesses what has been learned.
Comments

Students create apps themselves to assessment is immediate:
Does the app work? Y/N?
4pts
Teacher Accessibility
Poor

Software allows the teacher limited to no access to the monitoring of activities, assignments, assessments, and grades
Fair

Software allows the teacher moderate access to whole group monitoring of activities, assignments, assessments, and grades
Good

Software allows the teacher full access to whole group monitoring of activities, assignments, assessments, and grades
Excellent

Software allows the teacher full access to individual student monitoring of activities, assignments, assessments, and grades
Comments

Unable to determine the amount of access teacher has in app. Can view students' app submissions via their phones to gauge progress or effectiveness
2 pts
Effectiveness in teaching
Poor

Software is ineffective in teaching desired content. Interactivity is unrelated to learning, not directed at student enjoyment.
Fair

Software is partially effective in teaching desired content, with limited interactivity and appeal to students.
Good

Software is mostly effective in teaching desired content, with some interactivity that appeals to students.
Excellent

Software is effective in teaching the desired content in an interactive way that students will enjoy while learning.
Comments

Software is effective in teaching the desired content in an interactive way that students will enjoy while learning
4 pts
Speed
Poor

Students advance at a much too slow or too fast pace. Speed is not based on individual needs
Fair

Students advance at a slightly slow or fast rate. All students advance at the same speed.
Good

Students advance at a moderate rate. Most students advance at the same speed.
Excellent

Students advance at a speed that is appropriate to their individual learning needs
Comments

Students advance only when ready
4pts



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