There may be one or more criteria for which you have not yet achieved “Demonstrated”. Most educators will submit their micro-credential twice in order to demonstrate competency and earn the micro-credential.
Keep in mind assessment is not an evaluation of you as an educator. Rather, it is an assessment of the evidence you submitted.
The assessor’s feedback is intended to help you address the portions of your submission evidence that did not yet meet the Demonstrated criteria in the rubric. Consider the following steps when working on your resubmission:
Step 1: Review the Assessor Feedback.
- Assessors provide overall feedback and feedback for each criterion. The assessor feedback will provide constructive feedback on what evidence (written response or artifact) is needed to achieve Demonstrated.
- Fresh eyes may be helpful. There are times we are too close to our own work. Asking a colleague/peer/mentor on-the-ground to review the assessor's feedback and your portfolio of evidence may provide clarity and insight on how to update your evidence in your resubmission.
- Ask your peers in the discussion. You are not alone in your micro-credential journey. Chances are one of your peers in the discussion will encounter a similar situation. The facilitator and/or discussion peers may provide valuable feedback that helps with your resubmission.
Step 2: Determine what evidence is needed to achieve Demonstrated.
- Make a plan. After determining the evidence (written or uploaded) needed, decide how to provide the evidence. If there are one or more quality indicators from the Implement rubric you will be resubmitting, this support article on authentic implementation will help.
- Avoid the “kitchen sink” approach. Adding more is not always the best approach. Consider a surgical approach and only provide the evidence (written or uploaded) indicated in the rubric and assessor feedback.
Step 3: Click “Start Resubmission” to amend your portfolio of evidence.
- Your previous submission and assessor notes are saved. Below the platform workspace of each Requirement, you will see a dated submission bar (as shown below). Click the blue carrot arrow (on the right) to expand. You will the evidence submitted on that date alongside the assessor feedback for that portfolio of evidence.
- Only amend the Requirements where you have not yet achieved “Demonstrated” in all the quality indicators. Keep in mind, you only have to resubmit evidence for the rubric criteria that are labeled “Progressing” and/or “Not Met”.
- Assessors have access to your previous submission evidence. You are not required to resubmit ALL of your evidence. Simplify your resubmission for yourself and the assessor by only submitting evidence aligned to the criteria scored “Progressing” and/or “Not Met”. Remember your previous submission (and portfolio of evidence) is saved and preserved.
- When resubmitting, make your updates clear to the assessors. Provide context, be specific, and highlight changes to directly connect the evidence to the quality indicators.
- Remove all previous evidence you do not want to be assessed. For example, if you are submitting a written response in document form, only submit the new document, do not include the initial submission document. By submitting multiple versions, it will not be clear to assessors which evidence to evaluate.
- To edit a text entry, click in the text field and make edits.
- Text entries and edits save automatically after a few seconds of inactivity, but you can also click the Save button in the lower right.
- To delete uploaded files, click the X in the top right corner of the file.
Step 4: Review then resubmit.
- Self-assess your evidence as if you were the assessor. Self-assessing your evidence is a helpful way to review whether the evidence is organized and aligned and meets the quality indicators in the rubric. Check out the Creating Quality Evidence support article for more helpful tips in organizing your evidence.
- Fresh eyes may be helpful. Asking a colleague/peer/mentor on-the-ground to review the assessor feedback and portfolio of evidence is a helpful method to assure all of the assessor feedback and quality indicators are being addressed in your resubmission.
Your organization and the BloomBoard Team is here to support you in your micro-credential journey.