This game was designed to help teachers and future teachers learn how to design and use rubrics to assess project-based and maker-centered learning. The game, which takes 1-2 hours to complete, is an excellent professional development exercise. In addition to teaching key information about quality rubrics, it is in itself and example of how assessment can be conducted in a fun and playful way. The MIT Teaching Systems Lab is investigating a new approach to assessment, called “playful assessment”, to evaluate hard-to-measure 21st century skills like creativity, problem solving, and agency.
For further exploration, this EdSurge article provides an introduction to the MetaRubric game, as well as an overview of the “playful assessment” work being done by MIT. This companion article explores what this assessment approach looks like in action at Community Public Charter School in Charlottesville, VA.
These resources could be used individually or together as a professional development exercise to help teachers explore new ways to make assessment more student-centered.
Source Organization: MIT Teaching Systems Lab