Timesheet for Employability Skills

Timesheet with Skills Rubric

Title: Timesheet for Employability SkillsAuthor: Preston Zimmerman
Subject(s): All Tech Ed Courses
Grade Level(s): 9-12Total Time: 30 minutes

Overview / Description:  

In this weekly activity, students complete a self-assessment rubric and timesheets on a weekly basis and submit to the instructor.  The teacher grades the timesheet and inserts their score into the rubric.  The student then reflects on the instructor's score and makes necessary adjustments to their employability skills. 

Learning goals/objectives: 

After completing this activity, students should be able to . . .

  • record what they completed daily on a timesheet
  • understand what employers are looking for regarding employability skills
  • read the rubric and understand how their participation grade will be evaluated
  • understand classroom expectations and how the teacher will use the rubric in regarding to a participation grade. 

Workplace Readiness Skill: 

 X   Social Skills  X  Communication 
X    Teamwork    X    Critical Thinking
 X  Attitude and Initiative X    Planning and Organization
  X  Professionalism    Media Etiquette

Content Standards:

Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards

Career Development

CD4.a.6.h: Determine how self worth, self discipline, positive attitude and integrity displayed in a work situation affect employment status. 

CD4.c.4.h: Model behaviors that demonstrate reliability and dependability. 

ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors:

B-LS 6: Set high standards of quality

B-SS 6: Use effective collaboration and cooperation skills

B-SS 1: Use effective oral and written communication skills and listening skills

Materials:  Timesheet with self assessment rubric   

Download: employability_rubric.pdf

Learning Activities:

Teacher will put the rubric and timesheet on the projector/Learning Management System and describe to the students their expectations of the class and the rubric.  This is typically done the first day of class.  My current system is 10 points per day for participation and 10 points for turning in the timesheet with rubric. 

Every Friday, the students turn in their timesheets and rubrics for a grade.  This can be done on in a paper form or through a LMS. 

WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)

Learning Activity Task                                                WHO is responsible
for this step?
Approximate time
for task
Describe classroom expectations.  Model how to fill out 
timesheet and rubric. Demonstrate the different boxes of employability skills and what is acceptable and unacceptable
Teacher30 min on Day 1
Fill out timesheet with rubricStudents10 minutes per week
Fill out teacher side of rubric.  Enter grade in gradebook.  
Note ways to improve score.  Many students will grade 
themselves harder that the instructor.
Teacher1 minute per student per week


Interim Assessment: Every Friday students turn in their timesheet with at least one complete sentence per day to describe what they worked on.  The students then fill out the back (rubric) for how they feel they did for that week.  Teacher grades the front timesheet and then puts in their grade for the rubric.  Students should be reviewing their grade and reflecting on how they can improve it.


This is a weekly exercise.  Students and teacher should be reflecting on their scores.

Extension Activity (for intervention or enrichment):

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