Providing Effective Feedback

Providing effective feedback on performances is not an easy task. When assessing creative assignments, it’s important that teachers have clear criteria that isn’t subjective. Students should be encouraged to take risks and express themselves without worrying about what will make the teacher happy. With this rubric, I can give students feedback on the technical elements of a performance allowing them freedom to explore the scene.

Name: ______________________________________________________________ Score: _______

Needs ImprovementCriteriaAbove and Beyond
VOICE
Voice was loud and clear; words were easily understood by everyone in the audience
BLOCKING
Excellent use of the stage. Faced the audience to speak. Movement matched the character and script.
SCRIPT ANALYSIS
Excellent Blocking Notation, Beat Notation, and Director’s Notes Notation
 MEMORIZATION/ IMPROVISATION (When applicable)
Script was fully memorized; the student improvised in place of lines.
FACIAL EXPRESSION BODY LANGUAGE
Gestures, facial expressions and body language enhanced the scripted dialogue and was in-character
 OVERALL
Fully committed to the part. Cooperated with cast members, Convincing as the character the entire time on stage