GalleryWalk ~ Scoring Student Products

Five Purposes of Scoring Guides

1. External Evaluators - assessing a strategic sampling of student digital work as a "school portfolio" of evidence
2. Internal Evaluators - assessing a strategic sample of student digital work as formative assessment for decision-making
3. Staff Training - practicing assessing student digital products to increase their ability to raise expectations for rigor, relevance AND craftsmanship
4. Peer Collaborative Scoring ~ engaging students in reflective process to learn from each other effective communication skills. All useful for self-guidance and peer coaching
5. Individual Scoring ~ teachers use the scoring guides to score aka grade completed individual products

GalleryWalk "Informal" Narrative Assessment Link

Asking peers to review and reflect on work together is a powerful formal reflection process. It uses the metaphor of walking around an art gallery as you view and reflect on numerous pieces of work. The peer review process outlined here is called the GalleryWalk. It creates an activity to capture written narrative reflection comments from viewers on each digital story. Viewers learn as well as provide feedback for their peers as they rotate through looking at each digital story on its own workstation screen. All viewers are asked to leave written comments at each story station on what they found appealing and what might make the story even better. Some groups may need a little coaching on the role of being a good critical friend that is able to craft useful feedback for others. Be sure to create a climate of safety and respect. Set-up and directions are detailed @

Learning Lab: Scoring Student Work as Internal Evaluators and/or Staff Training

Task: Groups of two evaluators will rank the craftsmanship elements 1-5 for each student digital work. After forming your own opinion of how you would score this digital products, teams of evaluators will gather for a process to develop consensus of final group scoring of ONE student digital work.

1. Find a partner - this is your learning and dialogue buddy. You do not have to agree or have the same opinion ~ just swap opinions and conversation.
2. Join four other partner groups ~ 10 participants into 5 learning partner teams will be viewing a total of five products
3. Where you begin will be considered "home base"

Scoring Process
4. View the product - if you do not have head phones please be as courteous of the sound levels as possible.
5. Leave narrative post-it comments for each student work INCLUDING any reflections about rigor and impact of content as well as the lab focus of craftsmanship. DeBono's PMI Chart is being used: Plus - Minus and Interesting. What worked? (Positive- Warm) What could work better? (Oops - Cool) or Interesting (Miscellaneous useful comments).
6. Give an individual 1-5 rating for craftsmanship ONLY
  • Text Communication - IF ANY
  • Image Communication
  • Sound Communication - music and voice-overs
  • Design of Communication

7. Swap opinions and reflections w/ learning partner - be curious of what they saw or heard that created the scores they gave for the work - no one has to agree at this point - just notice differences.

8. After viewing, commenting w/ post-it notes PLUS scoring - ROTATE to the next student digital work.

Repeat Scoring Process
9. Rotate clockwise to next student digital work repeating steps 4-8 until all student digital products have been assessed

Group Consensus
10. Using the "Group Meta-Summary" template, "Home Base" teams will meet and organize to develop consensus for both Content Communication and Craftsmanship of Communication.

Learning Lab: Scoring Student Digital Products

1. Butterflies ~ 2nd Grade Science - How-To
2. Story of Lucy ~ 5th Grade Literature - Short Story
3. Begger's Tale ~ 10th Grade Literature - Short Story
4. Holocaust: They Were the Children ~ 11th Grade Social Studies - Personal Expression
5. No Place Like Home - 12th Grade Modern History - Docudrama