Portfolio Rubric

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Preliminary Portfolio Rubric

IMPORTANT: A passing score on the preliminary portfolio is a prerequisite for Apprentice Teaching. Students without a passing score will not be cleared to register for EDC 651S or UTS 170. This prerequisite is firm and there is no appeal. All sections of all proficiencies are required.

 

This rubric is used by evaluators for the preliminary portfolio, except for section 1.d, the academic summary. The rubric for this section is: included/not included.
 
To pass the preliminary portfolio, students must earn a score of at least a 1 on each proficiency.  

Details about the rubric used for the final portfolio will be provided in UTS170, the Apprentice Teaching seminar.

 
UNSATISFACTORY—0 points
The reflection is not submitted or lacks evidence where it is reasonable to expect evidence. The reflection is not clearly related to the proficiency. The reflection is not clearly written and proofread or is unprofessional in tone. The proficiency demonstrates a lack of control over the basics of grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
 
BEGINNING COMPETENT—1 point
The reflection displays a limited understanding of the main ideas in the proficiency, is merely descriptive, or is superficial. Evidence may be only marginally related to the proficiency or it is not made clear how the evidence relates. The reflection should be clearly written and proofread and demonstrate a basic command over the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
 
COMPETENT—2 points
The reflection displays a general understanding of the proficiency, moving beyond basic description and into thoughtful reflection, including the importance of the proficiency's main idea and/or possibilities for improvement. The evidence is clearly related to the proficiency. The reflection may discuss the implications for the students and teacher. The proficiency is clearly written, is proofread, and demonstrates control over the basics of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
 
COMPETENT—3 points
The reflection displays a clear understanding of the proficiency, moving beyond simple description and into thoughtful reflection, including the importance of the proficiency's main idea as well as possibilities for improvement. The evidence is strongly related to the proficiency. The reflection discusses the implications for the students and teacher. The proficiency is clearly written, is proofread, and demonstrates control over the basics of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
 
ADVANCED COMPETENT—4 points
The student displays a comprehensive understanding of the proficiency and proposes ideas for improvement. The student also discusses the implications of the proficiency for the secondary student and for the teacher. Evidence is clearly and strongly related to the proficiency and contributes significantly to the clarity of the reflection. The proficiency is well-organized, proofread, and logical. The student demonstrates more than a basic command of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, with few if any errors.