“A scoring tool that lists the criteria or 'what counts’ for a piece of work." Heidi Goodrich
Rubrics are a powerful communication tool and when shared among constituents it communicates in concrete and observable terms what we value most. Providing a means to clarify our vision of excellence and convey it to our students. It also provides a rationale for assigning grades to subjectively scored assessments.
Sharing the rubric with students is vital—and only fair—if we expect them to do their best possible work.
The advantages of using rubrics for the teachers are that they:
1. Allow evaluation and assessment to be more objective and consistent
2. Help focus on clarifying his/her criteria in specific terms
3. Provide useful feedback regarding the effectiveness of the instruction
4. Provide benchmarks against which to measure and document progress
For Students, they:
1. Help them to define "quality“
2. Promote student awareness of the criteria to use in assessing peer performance
3. Help students judge and revise their own work before handing in their assignments
4. Clearly show the student how their work will be evaluated and what is expected
*Describes levels of performance for each criterion to assess student performance on each of them.
*Assigns a level of performance by assessing performance across multiple criteria as a whole.
*Does not list separate levels of performance for each criterion.
Here is the link where you can find some interesting ones: http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.cfm