KIPP DC ANet is a special project that has unique guidelines compared to most other assignments. This project is super exciting for The Graide Network, as we are able to provide feedback for hundreds of students ranging from grades 3 through 10, all across Washington DC.
As a Graider assigned to this project, you have been trusted to provide clear and concise feedback that directly aligns to KIPP's writing rubric. This project also includes some special requirements, which are listed below:
- In your feedback for each student, you must provide only One Area of Strength and One Area for Growth (not the usual 2-3 for each).
- Your written feedback must only focus on the priority areas of the rubric: Lead, Organization, and Elaboration.
- Be sure to reference which area you are focusing on within your feedback
- You should not comment on the degree to which the student answered the prompt; focus only on the quality of their writing.
- Remember that all essays were written on-demand in a timed, exam environment and have not been polished.
- Use asset-based scoring. Give credit to the student for what is observed (i.e. award points for what is present). If there is nothing to credit, the response earns one point.
- Due to the nature of this assignment, there will be some very short responses. Any student with an original thought should be given feedback, even if that original thought only makes up one sentence or less.
- When in doubt grade the student work
Aside from these unique requirements, be sure to adhere to the hallmarks of effective feedback and always do the following:
- Score each component of the rubric for every student.
- Provide each student with summary feedback that is goal oriented, prioritized, actionable, and student-friendly.
- Provide class summary feedback to the teacher.
- You do not need to provide class summary feedback if less than three students have been graded.
In order to help you prepare for this assignment, you will be required to completed a paid Norming Activity, in which you will review the requirements and complete a performance task.