Middle Childhood Language Arts Social Studies -Y
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Customized Assessment Die

Hello! I cannot take credit for this idea, I saw this in another classroom, she uses this to determine "how" to grade certain assignments.

This helps to keep the kiddos on their toes, you never know which way it will roll!

Will it land on the accuracy side? Trade and Grade? Completion? Student Choice? Teacher's choice?!

I used this during my first year in the classroom and I found that students worked hard on their assignments (especially if they knew the die was involved!) just in case it was graded for accuracy...or...da da case in landed on teacher's choice!

I used old cardboard boxes to make this die. I cut out 6 square pieces of cardboard, taped them together with packing tape, then wrapped it with duct tape :)


  1. I love this idea. I'm curious to know what your sixth side was.

    1. I think the 6th side is the "all, some, none" which would be like full credit, half or partial credit, and no credit. I love this idea, and I plan to use it in my high school math class.

  2. Can you post the sides? And what is da..da..da...dumm

    1. The 6th side is "Roll again" OR "odds/evens" (I have changed it over the years).
      Also, da..da..dumm was referring to the teacher's choice because I tend to do accuracy :)

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