Rubrics are… an assessment tool. It’s given to the student at the beginning of a project to outline the teacher’s expectations and how they will be assessed.
How it works…
- The teacher creates a project outline and determines how it is to be assessed
- The teacher creates a rubric with criteria that match what is supposed to be assessed
- The rubric is given to the students at the beginning of the project
- Students complete their assignment
- Students present their assignment
- The teacher grades the student based on their ability to match the criteria
My experience with Rubrics… I like using rubrics in the classroom because the students know what they have to do to achieve the grade that they like. If they want to get a 2 they know what is necessary and if they want a 4 they know what they have to do. There is no way to argue that they were graded unfairly because it is clearly outlined.
Here is one of my lessons where I used a rubric for an assessment tool.