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Rubrics, Checklists and Technology Websites that may lead to discussion of rubrics and assessment Creating Rubrics: Tools You Can Use Rubrics and Online Surveys Teacher Created Rubrics for Assessment Rubrics Assessment Virtual Assessment Center Classroom Assessment Assessments Guides and Rubrics Family Education Network Creating Rubrics inspires your students and fosters critical thinking. This five-part series explores how one teacher designs, refines, and implements rubrics in a variety of subject areas. The Advantages of Rubrics, defines rubrics, gives an easy-to-understand example, and lists their advantages. Create an Original Rubric, and How to Create a Rubric from Scratch takes you step-by-step through the process of making your own rubrics. Analytic vs. Holistic Rubrics, describes these two types of rubrics and discusses the advantages of each. How to Weight Rubrics, shows how you can apply weights to different criteria, making some elements more important than others. Student-Generated Rubrics, depicts how one teacher elicited student input in creating a rubric for an integrated science, math, reading, and writing project. Tips for choosing a rubric…. o Decide whether the rubric addresses the most important aspects of student performance. o Decide whether or not the rubric addresses the instructional outcome(s) to be measured. o Decide whether the rubric includes anything extraneous. If so, change the rubric or use a different one. o Don't pay too much attention to the rubric's stated grade level. It may be usable at other grades with little or no modification. o See if a rubric from a different subject area can be adapted to fit your needs. Reading rubrics can often be used to assess listening, writing rubrics may be adapted to assess speaking, and fine arts rubrics can sometimes be applied to several different art forms. o Make sure the rubric is clear. o Use these criteria to evaluate the rubric. o Try the rubric out on some actual samples of student work. o See if you and your colleagues can usually arrive at consensus about what scores to assign a piece of student work. o Feel free to combine or modify rubrics to make them work better. Tips for Choosing a Rubric Existing rubrics you can use or modify: Rubrics Library Rubrician Shambles The Staff Room Rubistar RubiStar is a “free tool to help a teacher make quality rubrics” but “who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.” Teach-nology The rubric generators at Teach-nology allow teachers “to make grading rubrics by filling out a simple form. The materials are made instantly and can be printed directly from your computer.” Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators “Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.” The page for assessment and rubric information is an excellent resource. TeacherVision There are as many variations of assessment as there are students. This site may help you to find ideas on assessment strategies, modifications, and enhancing your existing methods. PBL Checklists The use of these checklists keeps students on track and allows them to take responsibility for their own learning through peer- and self-evaluation. Quizstar is a FREE web-based program! Quizstar and Rubristar are part of a larger website www.4teachers.com. The 4teachers is an excellent resource “for teachers integrating technology into the curriculum. Create tests, rubrics, and more to assess student performance Microsoft Online’s area called Work Essentials.
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