Presentation Assessments

General Characteristics

  • Assists learners to synthesize the overarching content/ideas and present it back to peers in their own words.
  • Provides explicit criteria that learners should focus on in order to deliver successful and engaging presentations.
  • Teaches learners important skills of giving and receiving tactful feedback as well as provides an opportunity for learners to reflect on their own presentation skills. 

Examples

Name Description

Team Competitions

Have students work in groups (teams) on a project, presentation, debate, student-led discussion, etc. Groups/teams can compete for an award (e.g., extra credit points, treats, etc.)
Peer Review/Scoring Have students use a rubric to score other students. This is a versatile assessment that can be applied to writing, presentations, projects, etc. Peer review and scoring is a good way to have students demonstrate their analytical skills. 
Reflections on Peer Learning After a peer learning exercise, have students reflect on the learning that took place. Did you gain any insight from your peer? Explain. Did your understanding change? Explain. Were you able to explain ideas to your peers? How did this exercise impact how well you thought you knew the topic? Did you struggle with this exercise in any way? Explain. 
Scored Presentation Students will be assessed on their presentation using a rubric. Make sure to give students the rubric ahead of time. Rubric criteria can include topic/content, aesthetics, speaking clarity and audibility, eye contact, etc. 
Critique Recorded Presentation Record student presentations. Give each student their recorded presentation and have them critique themselves.