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Examples of Rubrics

Grading rubrics precisely describe performance expectations. Rubrics offer explicit criteria to  help students meet learning objectives. Rubrics also make meaningful feedback and evaluation more efficient.

The sample rubrics below address discussion, eportfolios, group projects, blogs, wikis, and more!

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Social Media Project Rubrics

Wiki Rubric
Criteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions.

Blog Rubric
Assess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs.

Twitter Rubric
Assess learning during social networking instructional assignments.


Discussion, Teamwork, and Group Work Rubrics

Online Discussion Board Rubric
Criteria for assessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussion

Primary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)
Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria

Upper Elementary Teamwork Rubric
Karen Franker's rubric includes six defined criteria for assessing team and individual responsibility

Middle School/High School Collaboration Rubric
Six defined criteria for collaboration with strong performance descriptors

ePortfolio and Web Page Rubrics

e-Portfolio Rubric
Electronic portfolio rubric created by Joan Vandervelde includes 7 categories with 4 levels of achievement

Web Page Rubric
Joan Vandervelde's rubric details 9 categories for evaluating a web page

Web Project Rubric  (PDF format)
Evaluates a group web design project

CyberFair Peer Review Student Web Page Rubric
Online feedback form for CyberFair Project.

Concept Map and Graphic Organizer Rubric

Graphic Organizer and Mind Map Rubric
Concept map diagram rubric to assess a visual storyboard of a final project or to chart a flow of work and ideas by Karen Franker

Storyboard Rubric
Concept map and/or storyboard specification of instructional sequencing and messaging details.

Video and Multimedia Project Rubrics

Video Project Rubric
Joan Vandervelde lists criteria for video production and editing

Multimedia Project Rubric and Multimedia Mania Student Checklist
Rubric developed by Caroline McCullen, Jamie McKenzie, and Terrie Gray

Multimedia Project
Midlnk Magazine's rubric includes self and teacher evaluation column.

Virtual Simulations and Games Rubric

Assessing Student Learning in Virtual Simulations and Serious Games
A grading rubric created by Ann Bell with 6 performance criteria


Research Process Rubrics

Research Process Rubric - Elementary
Karen Franker's rubric to assess planning, gathering, organizing and citing information in grades 3-5

Research Process Rubric - Middle School
Karen Franker's rubric assesses performance with the research process

Rubric for the 6 Facets of Understanding
Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe Understanding by Design

Holistic Critical Thinking Rubric (pdf)
Critical thinking and skills used to problem solve

Rubric for Research Process
Joyce Valenza's rubric assesses 5 research performance areas for high school students

Research Process Reflection
Joyce Valenza's Question Brainstormer encourages students to ask focus questions and reflect on the research process

Information Summary Rubric
High school or college level

Academic Research Writing and APA Formatting Rubric
Kay Lehmann's rubric for high school or college level

Writing Rubrics

Samples of Student Writing, Scored With a 6+1 Trait Rubric
An extensive archive of assessment materials associated with the 6-Traits assessment approach.

NWREL's Six Traits of Writing Rubric
English and Spanish versions of the 6-Traits of Writing Rubric and other rubrics for listening, public speaking and reading

Process Writing Assessment (PWA) Rubrics and Anchor Papers
Oakland Unified School District and the Bay Area Writing Project rubrics and anchor papers for scoring grade level writing

Writing Projects
Includes rubrics for essay questions, logs, journal writing, and lab write-ups

Research Paper Rubric(Word doc)

Rubric for Scoring Effective Writing (Word doc)

Persuasive Essay Rubric (Word doc)
Mr. Nassivera's U.S. History and Government class rubric: Common Core for Reading and Writing Standards Based on Common Core Standards for Reading/Writing in History/Social Sciences

Historical Fiction Essay Rubric (pdf)
Blake Green's history class rubric.

Rubrics for Middle School
Includes invention report, book talk, persuasive essay and autobiographical event essay


Math and Science Rubrics

Math Rubrics
4 levels of math understanding with performance criteria

NCTM Math Standard Rubric (pdf)
Performance criteria for problem solving reasoning and proof communication connections representation

Science Rubric (pdf)
Performance criteria for use of scientific tools, science reasoning and strategies, science concepts and use of data and communication

Science Observation and Discussion Rubric (pdf)

Science WebQuest Rubric
Performance evaluating a web essay

Scientific Report Rubric
Easy to modify for any kind of high school research report

Physics Project Rubric
A good example of a performance rubric tuned a specific project. Easy to adapt to other subjects.

Physics Lab Project Rubric (pdf)
Evaluates a research project on the physics of Kinematics, Newton's Laws, Vectors and Projectiles.



Presentation Rubrics

Podcast Rubric
Ann Bell's rubric helps students assess what makes a good podcast. 

PowerPoint Rubric
10 performance categories

Oral Presentation Rubric (Word doc)

VoiceThread Participation Rubric (pdf)
Michelle Pacansky-Brock's general formative assessment is used when students view a mini video lecture/presentation. Contributions are rated on originality, comprehension, and clarity.

Oral Presentation Checklist
4Teachers.org provides an online tool to customize the checklist for your grade level

Oral Presentation
Midlink Magazine's assessment of 6 performance areas (middle school)

Effective Project Presentations
Buck Institute for Education (BIE) rubric for high school presentations

Poster Rubric

Speaking and Writing Rubrics bilingual education (English and Spanish)
Spanish Partial-Immersion Program Rubrics for Writing and Speaking in English and Spanish for Grades 1-5

Rubrics for Primary Grades

Kindergarten Writing Rubric

Kindergarten Rubrics
Assess literacy development

Kindergarten Rubrics
Evaluates communication, fine muscle development, emergent reading and writing, large muscle development, math development, creative arts, personal development and work habits, play and social skills.

Primary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)
Features a sandwich to graphically show when all criteria are met

Third Grade Venn Diagram Rubric

Tools for Creating Your Rubrics

Rubistar
Choose a topic and create a new rubric based on a template. Save and edit your rubric online.

Rubric Template
Insert the task and criteria into this template.

Rubric Template (Word doc)
Word document template to download and modify to meet authentic assessment needs (University of West Florida).

Quick Rubric

iRubric develop rubrics and access them from anywhere

Annenberg Learner Build a Rubric

Essay Tagger Common Core Rubric Creation Tool

Single-Point Rubric (Word doc)

Rubric Generator
Build your own grading rubrics online by filling out a form. You can include a graphic and print the rubric.

Readings about Authentic Assessment
Helpful background information about rubric design and implementation in the classroom.

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Written Assignments

The Museum Response Paper template can be used as an assignment once or twice during the semester as a way to a) have your students undertake a concise written exercise that b) asks them to look closely at one object (or two if you’d like them to compare and contrast) and c) also asks them to engage with the museum or gallery space to make them aware of the cultural context in which they encounter objects in institutions. This template can be “set up” in class using the museum visit videos and Museum Observation Prompts handout.

This Formal Analysis Assignment provides some great ideas on how to guide students through formal analysis reminding them that the exercise is about looking and analysis and not research and analysis. Students are reluctant to trust their own eyes and their own opinions. For formal analysis papers they often automatically go to an outside source in order to further bolster the assertions they make in their papers. Kimberly Overdevest at the Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan has had great success with these prompts.

To research or not to research? Asking your students to undertake a research paper as part of the art history survey can be a tricky beast as the range of student experience with elements such as library research and bibliographic citations can be large and crippling. For most mixed-ability or required-credit survey classes, focusing on short papers with limited research allows you and the students to focus on finessing writing skills first. Always consider reaching out to the Writing Center on your campus – a staff member can usually make an in-class visit to tell your students about the range of services on offer which should include workshops and one-to-one appointments.

Presentations – either singly or in groups – can be a good way to have your students think about a class theme from a new angle. See the handout “How to give a great oral presentation,” which also contains a sample grading rubric so students understand instructor expectations as they prepare.

 


 

Writing Guides and Exercises

The “How To Write A Thesis” template is a useful handout for a class exercise post-museum visit, once students have picked their object and can think about what a thesis is and how to construct their own. As part of this in-class exercise, it might be useful to look at examples of previous students’ thesis statements on the Writing Examples PPTwhich includes anonymous examples of past museum response paper excerpts so students understand what a thesis statement, formal analysis paragraph, museum environment analysis, and concluding paragraph might look like (you can, of course, point out the merits and/or pitfalls of each example per your own teaching preferences).

Paper Style Guide handouts


 

Grading Rubrics

The Grading Rubric handouts can be given out in class and/or uploaded to your Bboard, and retooled to fit your objectives for the written assignment.

Grading student papers can be done the old fashioned way (your students hand you a paper copy) or through anti-plagiarism software such as SafeAssign (part of the Blackboard suite) or Turnitin.com (your school may have a license – find out who the Turnitin campus coordinator is for more details). There are ethical considerations to using anti-plagiarism software.

Formal Analysis Rubric Grid

Research Rubric Grid

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