Harry Tuttle has come-up with an intriguing way to evaluate student projects using Web 2.0 application.
I’d encourage you to read his post (and the comments section where he answers a question I left for him).
He basically assigns each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy a number — the higher the level, the higher the number. He identifies the level the student achieved in his/her project, and then multiplies it by the number of days they worked on it.
It seems to me that this could be a useful formula. I’m going to add his post to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.
What do you think of it?
I recently discovered using Bloom’s in the actual assessment system, and I find it has really helped my kids. I use it to asses different parts of assignments (so a single assignment might get a few different grades depending on the level of Bloom’s used).
I use Bloom’s to weight my entire course. Generally, the first three levels are 80% of the course (which match the state standards, which if they get, they should pass), the next two are 12 %, and synthesis is 8%. For my honors course, I weight the latter two more heavily. But the actual content of my course is given as 50/40/10 but graded as 80/12/8.
But I like this idea, it’s a good way to grade a project.