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How to create your rubric Or Now that you have put forth so much effort, on what should your grade be assessed?
WHAT IS A RUBRIC? “Heidi Goodrich, a rubrics expert, defines a rubric as ‘a scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work or ‘what counts.’” “Generally rubrics specify the level of performance expected for several levels of quality. These levels of quality may be written as different ratings (e.g., Excellent, Good, Needs Improvement) or as numerical scores (e.g., 4, 3, 2, 1) which are then added up to form a total score which then is associated with a grade (e.g., A, B, C, etc).” (Rubistar)
What’s the next step? Take a look at a rubric to get a better idea of what a rubric is and what it looks like when finished. Notice that the left side shows the criteria, the top the performance rating, and the middle the performance descriptions.
Criteria Think about what it was you had to do in order to complete the WebQuest and project. Start from the very beginning. What was the first activity you had to complete? Could you have started the WebQuest without having read one of the books? So, your first criteria should be “preliminary reading”.
Performance Rating You have the first of the criteria, now you need to figure out the performance rating. The performance rating must be tied to an activity you can measure. How can you measure or quantify how well you did the preliminary reading? Was there any other activity you were asked to perform while reading? Correct! You were asked to keep a double entry journal while you read.
Performance Descriptions To figure out the performance descriptions for the preliminary reading criterion. You need to ask yourself, “How many pages of entries did I make, and how many should I have made?”
Performance Descriptions How many pages did you write? Could you have written more? How may pages could you have written? Use your answers to create the performance descriptions.
Create your Rubric With the information you have, you can begin to create your rubric. Your Rubric PoorGoodExcellent Preliminary reading The reader wrote 2 – 4 pages of journal responses. The reader wrote 5 – 7 pages of journal responses. The reader wrote 8 or more pages of journal responses.
The Next Step! Now continue creating your rubric! Go back to slide 4 by clicking here and work through the process until you have written the criteria and performance descriptions for all of the steps in the WebQuest. (Include the performance descriptions for the worksheets, research, and projects.)clicking here When you have finished all of the work, move on to the next slide.
Congratulations! You now have all the raw materials to create your rubric! You may choose to use Microsoft Word or Excel to layout your rubric or … Try Rubistar!Rubistar