Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It.
Share with Friends 29KShares See Mrs. Jones. She has a fantastic idea for a new assignment. It’s going to be challenging and engaging and fun. Then it’s time to build a rubric. See Mrs. If you’re like Mrs. Then, when it comes time to assess student work, you’re likely to find many assignments that don’t fit neatly into any one column. And do students even read these rubrics? Make learning a conversation Might there be a better way? Instead of detailing all the different ways an assignment deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target, using a single column of traits. For some, this alternative might cause apprehension: does this mean more writing for the teacher? With a single-point rubric, the farce of searching for the right pre-scripted language is over, leaving you free to describe exactly what this student needs to work on. Is there ever a need for a fully loaded, “hot mess” rubric? But a teacher aspires to more than that. You and me and Mrs.
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