Rubrics for Assessment

A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.

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 Cooperative Learning  Research Process/Report
 PowerPoint/Podcast  Oral Presentation
 Web Page and ePortfolio  Math and Science
 Mind Map, Video and Multimedia  
 Creating Rubrics
 Writing  Rubrics for Primary Grades
 Game and Simulations  Social Media

Social Media Project Rubrics


Wiki Rubric
Criteria for assessing individual and group Wiki contributions.

Blog Rubric
Assess individual blog entries, including comments on peers' blogs.

Twitter Rubric
Assess learning during social networking instructional assignments.


Discussion, Teamwork, and Cooperative Learning Rubrics


Online Discussion Board Rubric
Assessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussion

Primary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (pdf)
Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria

Upper Elementary Teamwork Rubric
Karen Franker's rubric includes six defined criteria for for assessing team and individual responsibility

Middle School/High School Collaboration Rubric
Six defined criteria for collaboration with strong performance descriptors


PowerPoint and Podcast Rubrics


A+ PowerPoint Rubric 
Joan Vandervelde's rubric provides 10 performance categories

A+ Podcast Rubric 
Ann Bell's rubric helps students assess what makes a good podcast.

 

 

Web Page and ePortfolio Rubrics


A+ Web Page Rubric
Joan Vandervelde's rubric details 9 categories for evaluating a web page

A+ e-Portfolio Rubric
Electronic portfolio rubric created by Joan Vandervelde includes 7 categories with 4 levels of achievement

Web Project Rubric  (PDF format)
Evaluates a group web design project

CyberFair Peer Review Student Web Page Rubric
Online feedback form for CyberFair Project.

 

Storyboard/Graphic Organizer, Video and Multimedia Project Rubrics


Graphic Organizer and Mind Map Rubric 
Diagram rubric to assess a visual storyboard of a final project or to chart a flow of work and ideas by Karen Franker

A+ Video Project Rubric 
Joan Vandervelde lists categories of video production and editing

Multimedia Project Rubric and Multimedia Mania Student Checklist
 Rubric developed by Caroline McCullen, Jamie McKenzie, and Terrie Gray

Multimedia Project Rubric from Midlink Magazine
Includes self and teacher evaluation column.

 

Virtual Simulations and Games Rubric


Assessing Student Learning in Virtual Simulations and Serious Games
A grading rubric created by Ann Bell with 6 performance areas


Research Process Rubrics


Research Process Rubric - Elementary
Karen Franker's rubric to assess planning, gathering, organizing and citing information in grades 3-5

Research Process Rubric - Middle School
Karen Franker's rubric assesses performance with the research process

Holistic Critical Thinking Rubric (pdf file)
Critical thinking and skills used to problem solve

Rubric for Research Process
Joyce Valenza's rubric assesses 5 research performance areas for high school students

Research Process Reflection
Joyce Valenza's Question Brainstormer encourages students to ask focus questions and reflect on the research process

Information Summary Rubric
High School or College level


 

Writing Rubrics


NWREL's Six Traits of Writing Assessment Toolkit 
Extensive archive of assessment materials associated with the 6-Traits assessment approach.

NWREL's Six Traits of Writing Rubric 
English and Spanish versions of the 6-Traits of Writing Rubric and other rubrics for listening, public speaking and reading

Process Writing Assessment (PWA) Rubrics and Anchor Papers
Oakland Unified School District and the Bay Area Writing Project rubrics and anchor papers for scoring grade level writing

Reflection Journal Rubric (Word document)
A scoring oriented form  for high school and college level

Persuasive Essay Rubric (Word document)
Mr. Nassivera's U.S. History and Government class rubric: Common Core for Reading and Writing Standards Based on Common Core Standards for Reading/Writing in History/Social Sciences

Historical Fiction Essay Rubric
Blake Green's history class rubric.

Rubrics for Middle School
Includes invention report, book talk, persuasive essay and autobiographical event essay

 

Math and Science Rubrics


Math Rubrics
4 levels of math understanding with performance criteria

NCTM Math Standard Rubric (PDF)
Performance criteria for problem solving reasoning and proof communication connections representation

Science Rubric
Performance criteria for use of scientific tools, science reasoning and strategies, science concepts and use of data and communication

Science Observation and Discussion Rubric

Science WebQuest Rubric
Performance evaluating a web essay

Science Report Rubric
Easy to modify for any kind of research report

Physics Project Rubric
A good example of a performance rubric tuned a specific project. Easy to adapt to other subjects.

Physics Lab Project Rubric
Evaluates a research project on the physics of Kinematics, Newton's Laws, Vectors and Projectiles.



Oral Presentation Rubrics


A+ PowerPoint Rubric
10 performance categories

VoiceThread Participation Rubric (PDF)
Michelle Pacansky-Brock's general formative assessment is used when students view a mini video lecture/presentation. Contributions are rated on originality, comprehension, and clarity.

Oral Presentation Checklist
Customize the checklist for your grade level

Oral Presentation
6 performance areas

Poster Rubric
A simple primary rubric for poster creation.

Speaking and Writing Rubrics bilingual education (English and Spanish)
Spanish Partial-Immersion Program Rubrics for Writing and Speaking in English and Spanish for Grades 1-5

 

Rubrics for Primary Grades


Kindergarten Writing Rubric

Kindergarten Rubrics
Assess literacy development

Kindergarten Rubrics
Evaluates communication, fine muscle development, emergent reading and writing, large muscle development, math development, creative arts, personal development and work habits, play and social skills.

Primary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (pdf)
Features a sandwich to graphically show when all criteria are met

Third Grade Venn Diagram Rubric

 

Creating Your Rubrics


Rubistar
Choose a topic and create a new rubric based on a template. Save and edit your rubric online.

Rubric Template
Insert the task and criteria into this template.

Rubric Generator
Build your own grading rubrics online by filling out a form. You can include a graphic and print the rubric.

Readings about Authentic Assessment
Great resources providing background information about rubric design and implementation in the classroom.

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