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Understand what the Rubric is intended to Address. Critical thinking is the process of making purposeful, reflective and fair-minded judgments about what to believe or what to do. Individuals and groups use critical thinking in problem solving and decision making.
This four level rubric treats this process as a set of cognitive skills supported by certain habits of mind.
To reach a judicious, purposeful judgment a good critical thinker engages in analysis, interpretation, evaluation, inference, explanation, and reflection to monitor and, if needed, correct his or her thinking.
The disposition to pursue open-mindedly and with intellectual integrity the reasons and evidence wherever they lead is crucial to reaching sound, objective decisions and resolutions to complex, high-stakes, ill-structured problems.
So are the other critical thinking habits of mind, such as being inquisitive, systematic, confident in reasoning, anticipatory of possible consequences, prudent in making judgments. An Expert Consensus from www.
Differentiate and Focus. Holistic scoring requires focus. Whatever one is evaluating, be it an essay, a presentation, a group decision making activity, or the thinking a person displays in a professional practice setting, many elements must come together for overall success: Deficits or strengths in any of these can draw the attention of the rater.
However, in scoring for any one of the three, one must attempt to focus the evaluation on that element to the exclusion of the other two.
To use this rubric correctly, one must apply it with focus only on the critical thinking — that is the reasoning process used. Practice, Coordinate and Reconcile.
Ideally, in a training session with other raters one will examine samples documents, videotaped examples, etc. Without prior knowledge of their level, novice raters will be asked to evaluate and assign ratings to these samples. After comparing these preliminary ratings, collaborative analysis with the other raters and the experienced trainer is used to achieve consistency of expectations among those who will be involved in rating the actual cases.
Training, practice, and inter-rater reliability are the keys to a high quality assessment. This gives operational agreement, which is very important. Usually, two raters will evaluate each essay, assignment, project, or performance. If they disagree there are three possible ways that resolution can be achieved: But, the averaging strategy is strongly discouraged.
Discrepancies of more than one level between raters indicate that the raters must review together the evidence considered salient by each rater.
This rubric is a four level scale, forced choice scale. The only variation which would be consistent with this tool is to combine 1 and 2 so that this became a three level scale: Strong, Acceptable, Weak.
When working alone, or without paradigm samples, one can achieve a greater level of internal consistency by not assigning final ratings until a number of essays, projects, assignments, performances have been given preliminary ratings.
Frequently natural clusters or groupings of similar quality soon come to be discernible. At that point one can be more confident in assigning a firmer critical thinking score using this four level rubric.
After assigning preliminary ratings, a review of the entire set assures greater internal consistency and fairness in the final ratings. Facione Strong 4 -- Consistently does all or almost all of the following: Accurately interprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, etc.
Identifies the most important arguments reasons and claims pro and con. Thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates major alternative points of view.
Draws warranted, judicious, non-fallacious conclusions.strong, acceptable, unacceptable, weak • Question 7 1 out of 1 points The Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric does not apply unless the work being evaluated includes an attempt to do which of the following?
Selected Answer: Give reasons. Answers: Express desires. Give reasons. Accept responsibility. Make promises%(59). The subject of the study was the 31 students joining the critical reading class.
The data were gotten from observation, document analysis and test. The essay test was the instrument used to assess the students’ critical thinking which later adopted the model of the Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric (HCTSR).
The Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric: A Tool for Developing and Evaluating Critical Thinking. Retrieved April 12, from Insight Assessment.
4 - Analytic Rating Scales are rubrics that include explicit performance expectations for each possible rating, for each criterion. Analytic rating scales are especially appropriate for complex learning tasks with multiple criteria.
strong, acceptable, unacceptable, weak • Question 7 1 out of 1 points The Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric does not apply unless the work being evaluated includes an attempt to do which of the following?
Selected Answer: Give reasons.
Answers: Express desires. Give reasons. Accept responsibility. Make promises. • Question 8 1 out of 1 points What is the purpose of using the. Technology and Critical Thinking: Effects of 21st Century Tools on the 20th Century Brain by Jennifer Hiltner [pdf version here: Hiltner--Technology and Critical Thinking] In education, a tidal wave of technology is upon educators, administrators, and students.
The message to teachers by students and the media is clear: get on your board; we are ready to ride.. Holistic Critical-Thinking Scoring Rubric Level Holistic Description Advancing Consistently does all or almost all of the following: • Accurately interprets evidence, statements, graphics, questions, and so on • Identifies the salient arguments (reasons and claims), pros, and cons.