What are rubrics?
Teachtopia Guide to making A rubric.
Rubrics are much more than just a grading tool. Rubrics guide and inform students of teacher expectations for an assignment or assessment.
Guidelines for Rubrics:
• Rubrics should be written without jargon. Students should have clear expectations. Not a list of words the need to define.
• Rubrics should try to focus on the clear criteria for each grade rather than what should not be on a paper. A good rubric would be clear. Example: For a level 3, students must write 300 words or more. A poor rubric would be unclear. Example: For a level 2, student write a minimal amount of words.
• Rubrics are best if shared in advance with students. Students should not be surprised by their grades.
• Many teachers use online rubric maker tools to help them make a rubric.