Measuring Student Success – Rubrics

Here are a couple of questions I hear from parents —

  • How do you know what is required on a student project or what will be on an assessment or what an assignment will cover? 
  • Also, how do I know how my child’s done on a test? 

The answer to all those questions is — the rubric.

A Sample Rubric

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If you click on this link, Literacy Devices Rubric , you will go to the full Google doc view of this rubric.  I love that this rubric offers a definition for “rubric,” and that is “a guide for creating and scoring.”

  1. The left column has the learning target, which is the learning that the student must demonstrate.
  2. The next four columns are the demonstrated levels of learning.  In this case, Advanced is a 4; Proficient is a 3; Approaching is a 2, and Developing is a 1.  You would see the numbers in PowerSchool, were you to check on a student’s score for this assignment.

How do we use a rubric?

A student would refer to the learning target — this is what I have to know, and then refer to the proficient column to determine the evidence needed to demonstrate that s/he knows and understands the learning.

A teacher would have taught the learning that is in the learning target column over a period of time.  Once students are ready to be assessed, the teacher creates and hands out the rubric, and finally the teacher would review the Proficient and the Advanced columns to ensure students understand the assessment requirements.  Once the assessment has been taken, the teacher would score right on the rubric so that students know what they demonstrated.

Here’s another sample from social studies.  If you would like to see the rubric, please click on this link — Civil War Map Rubric.  Screen Shot 2018-09-10 at 12.25.57 PM

Need more information about rubrics? 

Send me an email at lcondon@rsu10.org.

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