Family and Consumer Sciences Rubrics
Rubrics may be used as a teaching tool and as an authentic assessment tool. Students are more
likely to perform well if they know in advance what constitutes quality. When students receive
rubrics beforehand, they understand how they will be evaluated which will lead them to assess
their works-in-progress and guide revision.
As an assessment tool, they provide students with informative feedback about their strengths and
areas in need of improvement.
The advantages to the teacher are that rubrics help clarify assignment expectations, reduce
repetitive questions from students, improve consistency in grading, decrease the time spent
writing comments on student papers, and improve communication with tutors and parents.
Tips for using in the classroom:
Give copies to the students at the beginning of the assignment. Discuss the expectations.
Have students assess their own progress by referring to the rubric. Allow students to
revise their work.
Use the rubrics for peer-assessment.
Share the rubrics with parents.
Use the rubrics for grading.
These rubrics were created by twelve Family and Consumer Sciences teachers, with a combined
323 years of experience in the classroom, working collaboratively at The Curriculum Center
Family and Consumer Sciences. The instructional strategies most often used in Family and
Consumer Sciences classes determined the topics selected.
Iva Beck - Lamesa H.S. - Lamesa
Angelina Bencomo - Canutillo H.S. - El Paso
Bonnie Brown - Coleman H.S. - Coleman
Beth Edwards - Shepherd H.S. - Shepherd
Peggy Escue - Clark H.S. - San Antonio
LuAnne Mangham - Shepherd H.S. - Shepherd
Wendy McCuiston - Comal I.S.D. - Spring Branch
Doris Owusu - Frisco H.S. - Frisco
Patti Rambo - Tahoka H.S. - Tahoka
Diane Salazar - FCS Program Dir. - T.E.A.
Kathy Taylor - Valley H.S. - Turkey
Rhonda Thomas - Lorenzo H.S. - Lorenzo