Why Rubrics? Think of the word “rubric” as a verb, it is the action of telling a performer (learner) tips to improve their performance/product. It becomes a noun when one creates a document that records the tips. The document maybe formatted as a grid or a list of indicators. Both representing the necessary elements of each stage of competency (very proficient to not yet proficient).
Do you agree that…
- have a clear understanding of the standards and expectations, their potential for success might be greater?if
- had a tool for communicating specific and immediate feedback, effectively and efficiently, there would be a greater probability for it?
if students are to become self-reliant, self-directed, self-assessing learners they must have the opportunity to practice self-reliance, self-assessment and self-direction?
if parents understood their child’s growth and progress in clear terms, they might assume a greater role in their child’s learning?
if administrators and board members were provided multifaceted assessments of student learning, they might be better prepared to develop and monitor school policies and practices?
If yes…design a rubric for the students..