Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Implementing Rubrics

Rubrics are scoring tools that explicitly represent performance expectations for an assignment based on specific elements. A rubric divides the assigned work into highlighted characteristics and provides clear descriptions of work associated with each characteristic at varying levels of mastery.

Free Resources:

TeAchnology; Rubrics, Rubric Makers: links to all sorts of rubric makers for a variety of subject areas and assessment forms in K-12 environment, to printable rubric collections for all sorts of purposes, and to rubrics resources (All About Rubrics); although this is designed for K-12 teachers, much of it is applicable

Carnegie Mellon; Grading and Performance Rubrics: rationale for using rubrics and good examples from a variety of disciplines and assessment forms; higher ed specific

Rubistar: free tool to help you create rubrics for a variety of projects

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