Assessment Criteria

Assessment Criteria

Exhibit Scoring Criteria

Opening

Listen as your teacher explains how the criteria below will be used to score your museum exhibits.

  • Theme. Has a clear theme that communicates a strong point of view.
  • Storytelling . Consists of a beginning that introduces the purpose clearly, a middle with interesting information and perspectives, and an end that leaves the audience thinking. Placards make an engaging script that moves cohesively from artifact to artifact. The story is told in a professional tone that integrates the voices of the team.
  • Artifacts . Has one or more interesting artifacts that act as hooks to draw in an audience. The hook artifacts provide a clear connection to the main ideas of the exhibit and to other artifacts.
  • Interactivity . Draws in the audience by responding to their actions and asking for their participation.
  • Culture . Captures a specific culture and communicates it clearly. Contains artifacts worth preserving.
  • Audience Perspective . Expands the audience’s perspective by challenging them with new concepts. Takes familiar things and helps the audience see them in a new way.
  • As you listen, take notes on how you think your museum exhibit would score in each category, and jot down a few ideas about how you can improve.

Open Notebook

Exhibit Scoring Practice

Work Time

Now, get in your museum exhibit teams and choose one of the exhibits you have examined in this unit to score together. Discuss each category carefully so you can arrive at a meaningful understanding of what exactly the exhibit does well.

  • Jot down a few notes on how you arrived at each score. You will be sharing not just your scores but also your reasoning in the next activity.
  • Have each of your group members take notes on one aspect of your discussion so each of you can share with the full class.

Open Notebook

Back with the full class, share the scores you arrived at for the exhibit and explain your reasoning. Try to spread out the responsibility for sharing among as many group members as possible.

Museum Exhibit Self-Score

Work Time

  • Now, return to your museum exhibit teams and score your own almost-complete exhibit. Be sure to discuss each category carefully so you can arrive at a meaningful understanding of what exactly your exhibit does well.
  • Jot down a few notes on how you arrived at each score. You will not be sharing your reasoning, but you will be using your scoring and discussion as inspiration for your plans for the final work session in the next lesson.

Open Notebook

Exhibit Reflection

Closing

  • Before the end of class, write a Notebook entry on your own that lists the next steps you want to take for your exhibit based on your discussion today. Be aware that you only have one more work day before the exhibits must be complete.

Open Notebook

When you finish, share your entry with your teacher.

Final Work Session Planning

Homework

  • You have one more work session left on your museum exhibit, so be sure to bring in whatever you might need to complete your work.