What are rubrics ?
Rubrics are scoring charts. They display what is expected of the learner for the assignment. Rubrics are used to assess the learner on several points. Learners can use rubrics as a guide to meet all the requirements for the assignment. Teachers should follow the rubric when creating and grading assignments.
Why Use Rubrics ?
- Rubrics enable teachers to better focus each learning event to address the rubric elements
- A rubric allows teachers to assess based on the expectations in the rubric
- A rubric lets the learner know what is expected from the beginning
- Rubrics are tangible in writing.
- Rubrics provide teachers with a determined goal which they can more easily explain.
- Rubrics specify each assignment element so the learner can focus.
- Rubrics allow learners to compare their work to the rubric before submission.
- Rubrics are specified and uniform for all learners, leaving little room for unfair grading
- Rubrics can be used as a guide for teachers to address, and give feedback for each issue in an assignment.
How to use rubrics ?
- Understand the expectations that the rubric has laid out
- Write Rubrics that make sense for your assignment
- Read the rubric to the students and then ask if they have questions
- Disclose that there is a rubric that will guide your grading.
- Give out the rubric at the beginning of the unit or course
- Copy and paste the rubric at the end of the assignment and grade on the rubric
- Follow the rubric
- After grading is done tweak your rubric to meet your expectations for the next assignment.
- Have a set of standard rubrics to pull out and use throughout the year.