Angela Wong
Visual & Media Arts Educator

Yearbook Participation Rubric

Assessment Published 3/1/17 Last updated on 3/2/20

I have my students complete this as a self-assessment at the end of each week. I review their self-assessment and make changes when/if necessary based on my observations of the students during class. I enter this as a bi weekly participation grade, which is 40% of their semester grade. I have participation rated so highly in my yearbook course because collaboration and working as a team is KEY to getting the yearbook completed on time and meeting our deadlines. This rubric can be adjusted to meet many needs for a variety of classes where participation is being assessed.

My yearbook class is a full year course for grades 9-12 that meets 2-3 times a week for 80 minute periods.

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/15/19 1:21:39 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Judy Durkin

Posted on 7/18/19 5:45:21 PM Permalink

Thank you for this. I will use it this year. 17 years of teaching yearbook without one...not good. This will save me a lot of stress!​

Angela Wong

Posted on 7/19/19 5:20:55 PM Permalink

​I’m so happy this can help! Also, you are amazing to teach yearbook for that long! After 5 years I was burnt out!

Kim Rife

Posted on 10/3/18 3:49:26 PM Permalink

I already take participation every week then average them out at the end of the 6 weeks for a major grade. This is a great tool that I am going to add to this. Thank you!

Angela Wong

Posted on 7/19/19 5:19:57 PM Permalink

​You’re most welcome!

Ben Lundsten

Posted on 9/8/18 5:11:21 PM Permalink

​What a great resource! Thank you. Do you have separate rubrics for the work they create as the other 20% of the grade?

Angela Wong

Posted on 9/26/18 5:52:47 PM Permalink

Hi Ben!

I don't teach yearbook any longer (took on Digital Photo instead) but I used this rubric as 40% of their total grade, so it wasn't divided into 20% increments. Other items students were graded on were there page layouts and other misc assignments given in class (photography assignments, etc.).

Lisa Williams

Posted on 6/26/18 2:48:51 AM Permalink

​Thank you! I'm going to try this in the fall.

Angela Wong

Posted on 9/26/18 5:40:52 PM Permalink

Wonderful! I hope it works out for you!​