# S Solving the “Rubrics” Cube…. How to help your child succeed by understanding the assignment and the teacher’s expectations. Mr. Scott & Mr. Kaplan.

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S Solving the “Rubrics” Cube…. How to help your child succeed by understanding the assignment and the teacher’s expectations. Mr. Scott & Mr. Kaplan

Participants: Your son Jack and your daughter Jill Assignment: “Go clean your room!” Setting: At home any given day

30 minutes later… The results

A rubric is a scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work, or “what counts” and specifies the degrees of quality for each component of a project from excellent to poor. ru·bric noun\ ˈ rü-brik, - ˌ brik\

“Clean Your Room” Rubric It’s Amazingly Clean! (5 points) Room Needs Work! (3-4 points) The Room is a Pigsty! (0-2 points) Vacuum It is evident that the room has been thoroughly vacuumed. Vacuum was in the room and plugged in, but not all areas were cleaned. Little or no evidence that a vacuum has entered the room, much less been plugged in. Dust It is evident that the room has been thoroughly dusted. Evidence that some dusting took place, but incomplete. Dust rag is still hanging on the hook in the closet, untouched since 2003. Windows It is evident that the windows in the room have been thoroughly cleaned. Evidence that some window cleaning took place, but incomplete. When questioned, child responded, “I don’t do windows.”

● Generally, a rubric lists the criteria of an assignment in the column on the left. ● The columns to the right of the criteria describe varying degrees of quality, from excellent to poor. ● As concisely as possible, these columns explain what makes a good piece of work good and a bad one bad. How they are designed...

●They are powerful tools for both teaching and assessment ●Rubrics improve student performance ●They show clear expectations ●Promote self-reflection ● Rubrics help students become more thoughtful judges of the quality of their own and others’ work. Why use Rubrics?

Let’s design a rubric to evaluate your child’s bedroom… It’s Amazingly Clean! (5 points) Room Needs Work! (3-4 points) The Room is a Pigsty! (0-2 points)