New Jersey Department of Education

DOE A to Z: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #

English Language Learners (ELL) in the Mainstream

Rubric for Discussion

(1 point)
(2 points)
(3 points)
Quality of information: The use of the new information in guiding the work of your assignment

Information shows little or no reflection.
OR Information is limited to the main topic; no details/examples provided.

Information clearly relates to the main topic. Provides at least one supporting detail/example.

Information clearly relates to the main topics & adds new relevant information. Several supporting details provided.

Commentary on the work of another(s)

Minimal interaction or response to other participants' and facilitators' comments and/or questions.

Some response to other participants and to facilitator's comments or questions;
AND uses some newly learned information.

Responds frequently, encourages & facilitates interaction among participants and the facilitator;
AND integrates the newly learned information.

Critical thinking

Does not respond to questions
responds to the question[s] but does not engage in reflection.

Critical thinking & reflection are sometimes demonstrated in responses, at Bloom's Taxonomy Levels 1,2 & 3 only.

Consistently reflective in responses, employing higher level critical thinking skills, more often at Bloom's Taxonomy Levels 4, 5 & 6.

BONUS: Sharing an experience or anecdote from your school or district. Shares information. Shares information that illustrates or uses the new information. Shares how the new information will change a practice in your school or district.