The Guided Process for Rubric Scoring (GPRS) is an interactive, electronic worksheet that carefully outlines a nine-step process that local school teams (teachers, parents, boards members) can use to assess their school’s performance on any one of the 70 Benchmarks in the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS). The GPRS builds on the original Benchmark Rubric Worksheets and goes much deeper in directing a team’s self-assessment work. When school teams use the GPRS in conjunction with the Benchmark Rubrics they are guided through defined steps that help them to: a) build a shared understanding of what the benchmark means for their school performance, b) develop a plan for gathering and recording evidence, c) analyze the evidence and summarize findings, and e) project next steps for school improvement. When used online, the GPRS links directly with the benchmarks, rubrics, and other relevant resources on the Catholic School Standards Project website.
GPRS worksheet is based on the work of Lorraine Ozar, Ph.D. and Patricia WeitzelO’Neill, Ph.D. It was designed by the Roche Center for Catholic Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College and formatted by Johanna Tan. The content contained in the GPRS may not be altered, edited, or amended. Any reproduction or use must include acknowledgement of the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, and the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College.
Open the GPRS and download onto a computer. When a user clicks on the Benchmark textbox in Step 1, a drop down menu will allow the user to identify the benchmark to work on. When the Benchmark number is selected, the exact wording of the full benchmark will appear in the Identify your Benchmark box. For other boxes, users simply enter text; the boxes scroll to accommodate the content. “Save As” to keep the work. If a team Saves their GPRS worksheet on a platform where each can access it, they can return at any time to continue working.