PAGASA Supermarkets launches Reusable Bag Campaign
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Wednesday, 03 November 2010

 During the assessment phase, rubrics help evaluators to remain focused on the preset standards of excellence and objectively assess the learner. During the post-assessment phase learners are given a scored rubric with clear explanation of their grade. They are made aware of their weaknesses and strengths.  Etymology  Root: Red, red ochre, red ink. Usage: Rubric refers to decorative text or instructions in medieval documents that were penned in red ink. In academia, rubrics originally referred to notes that a teacher penned in red ink while grading a paper. In modern academic jargon, rubrics have come to refer to a scoring tool.  Technical  One problem with rubrics is that each level of fulfillment encompasses a wide range of marks. For example, if two students both receive a 'level four' mark on the Ontario system, one might receive an 80% while the other receives 100%. In addition, a small change in rubric evaluation caused by a small mistake may lead to an unnecessarily large change in numerical grade. Both of these problems may be addressed by the use of finer gradations in rubric evaluations. Rubrics may also make marking schemes more complicated for students. Firstly, showing one mark may be inaccurate, as receiving perfect in one section may not be very significant in the long run if that specific strand is not weighted heavily. Some may also find it difficult to comprehend an assignment having four distinct marks, which may make it unsuitable for some younger children. Nonetheless, it allows for students to compensate a lack of ability in one strand by improving another one. Therefore, if a student has difficulty communicating his/her ideas, they may still be able to attain a relatively high mark, as communication is typically not weighted heavily. Rubrics may also allow students to better their weaknesses. Another advantage of a grading rubric is that it clearly shows what criteria must be met for a student to achieve a desired mark.  Simple Example of a Rubric:     Criterion – the characteristics of good performance on a task. Levels of Performance - Identifier in which the evaluator applying the rubric can determine to what degree the student has met the criteria. This needs to be determined first and properly communicated to the student before they complete a certain task.   Descriptors – Spell out what is expected of students at each level of performance for each criterion.  Types of Rubric:  Analytic – articulates levels of performance for each criterion so the teacher can assess student performance on each criterion. Holistic – it does not list separate levels of performance for each criterion.  It assesses performance across multiple criteria as a whole. Quezon City, November 3, 2010 – The Philippine Amalgamated Supermarkets Association (PAGASA) launched their Reusable Bag Day with a short program featuring the reusable bag for distribution in all the more than one hundred members of the association.  This is in response to the PagbaBAG KO, Pagbabago!: A Reusable Bag Campaign which was launched last September 23, 2010 by Earth Day Network Philippines, Inc. (EDNPI) together with the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR), National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC), Philippine Retailers Association (PRA). The campaign aims to develop the habit of using reusable bags instead of plastic bags.

 PAGASA Supermarkets launches Reusable Bag CampaignThe Launch was held at Welcome Supermart, Quezon City and present we re PAGASA President Steven Cua, former DENR Secretary and Earth Day Network Philippines Inc. Chairperson, Elisea “Bebet” Gozun, EDNPI Trustee, Ms. Binggirl Clemente and EDNPI Executive Director, as well as PAGASA Directors and Members, Juanito Cua, Fred Gravador  and William Villanueva

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