Rubrics Part 6: Developing Rubric Criteria

Recall from Rubrics Part 1: Parts and Pieces, that the rows of a rubric contain the concepts on which students are assessed. Including relevant criteria will ensure that your rubric is meaningful to students and well-aligned to your curriculum. A mix of curriculum items and additional requirements often produces the best results. Curriculum Items Curriculum items … Continue reading Rubrics Part 6: Developing Rubric Criteria

Rubrics Part 5: Setting up the Levels

In this post, I’ll talk about a couple of ways that you can make your rubrics more student friendly and a little more consistent. First, let’s discuss the order in which the levels appear.  Some districts and organizations lay out their rubrics with lower levels on the left and higher levels on the right.  The … Continue reading Rubrics Part 5: Setting up the Levels

Rubrics Part 2: Aligning Rubrics to a Percentage-Based Grading Scheme

Teachers have to cope with a mountain of marking.  Incorporating rubrics into the marking workflow can be challenging.  The levels of traditional rubrics are often overly-broad, poorly aligned to percentage-based grading systems, and vague in the 100% to 80% range.  Aligning rubric levels with existing percentage-based grading schemes is a great way to improve the … Continue reading Rubrics Part 2: Aligning Rubrics to a Percentage-Based Grading Scheme

Rubrics Part 1: Parts and Pieces

Rubrics are the nexus of curriculum objectives, assessment, and instruction.  Any discrepancies in the planning of these 3 major fields will become apparent in the rubric when it is time to evaluate the student. Consequently, creating a meaningful rubric is a challenging task for even the most skilled educator. Hekademia and Virtual High School put a great deal … Continue reading Rubrics Part 1: Parts and Pieces