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(MS)2 Equity Rubric

published: 10/15/1999
posted to site: 10/15/1999

Classroom Equity Rubric

Submitted by the Middle School Math Standards Project: (MS)2 Project

  Oops Better Great Wow
Teacher Behavior
  • practices chalk & talk
  • negatively labels
  • uses questions & answers
  • little discussion
  • sees differences
  • uses pairing/sharing
  • accepts diversity
  • uses cooperative grouping
  • values diversity as resource
  • allows ample time for students to answer questions
  • Student Behavior
  • name calling, mimicking
  • laughing at other students
  • pranks
  • timid, withdrawn & isolated students
  • children ignored
  • few pranks
  • little laughter at other students
  • inclusion
  • welcoming
  • tutoring the student
  • helpful in including other students
  • mentoring other students
  • encourage child to share culture
  • respect
  • socializing
  • supportive of students
  • helpful/encouraging/inviting
  • giving extra help outside classroom
  • celebrating differences
  • exchanging personal items
  • Physical Setting
  • desks bolted to the floor
  • desks in rows
  • time-out corner
  • dirty and unorganized
  • isolated teacher desk
  • movable desks
  • flexible arrangement
  • limited amount of supplies
  • teacher not always at desk
  • group tables
  • most of the materials needed to support the curriculum
  • teacher circulating in classroom
  • collapsible desks
  • teacher area part of the student area
  • everything is accessible to all
  • well-organized
  • well-equipped and unlimited resources
  • Assessment
  • ignores students' cultural, social & economic backgrounds
  • Total neglect of multiple intelligences and personal experiences
  • Addresses only certain aspects of cultural background
  • Measuring only one or two intelligences
  • Considers few experiences of students
  • Addressing cultural & social backgrounds only
  • Measuring 4 or 5 multiple intelligences
  • Some personal experience considered
  • Cross cultural assessment
  • Measuring multiple intelligences
  • Enriched with a wide range of experiences
  • Outside Support
  • No family support
  • No SBST
  • Resistant administration
  • No extracurricular activities to highlight students' strengths
  • Family are hesitant to share experiences
  • SBST only tests children, doesn't offer educational resources
  • Administration cautious about implementing non-traditional activities
  • Few extracurricular activities that highlight students' strengths
  • Immediate family & caregivers are supportive
  • SBST meets with individual students
  • Administration willing to implement equity activities
  • Many extracurricular activities that interest all students
  • Support from immediate & extended family
  • SBST works within class with small groups
  • Resource room offers whole-class enrichment
  • Extracurriculars developed by students
  • Community center activities
  • Administration values diversity & is proactive in change

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