Each lesson should be rated according to this rubric. The first lesson will not be graded (no basis to assess preparation). The student’s lesson ratings will be averaged for the semester. These ratings represent 65% of the semester grade.
It is in the student's best interest if instructors share their assessment of individual lessons regularly. This will help the student stay on track and understand lesson preparation expectations more fully. Some instructors may wish to use this lesson rating form.
(On rare occasions, extra credit for a lesson (a 6) may be awarded at the instructor’s discretion.)
5 = Meritorious (this is the “full credit” rating for the lesson)
- Student progressed.
- Student prepared the assigned material fully and with focus.
- Student appears to be practicing according to the expected number of weekly hours.
- Student’s approach and attitude is good and conducive to teacher’s expectations for applied success.
4 = Adequate
- Student did progress, but at a slower rate than expected.
- Student prepared only some of the assigned material, or prepared all of it a little bit.
- Student’s approach and attitude is good.
- With more time and focus in practicing, the student would have met full expectations of the lesson.
3 = Marginal
- Student demonstrated some progress, but mostly as a result of work during the lesson itself.
- Student appeared to spend little, if any, time preparing for this lesson, or the time spent preparing was rather unproductive.
- The student’s approach/attitude was adequate enough to make some progress.
2 = Present
- Student did not achieve adequate progress.
- Student is demonstrating no preparation.
- Student’s approach/attitude is questionable and not conducive to applied success.
0 = Absent without excuse