Rubrics for EVERYTHING and ANYTHING

Types of Rubrics

Cooperative Learning
Research Process/Report
PowerPoint/Podcast
Oral Presentation
Web Page and ePortfolio
Math, Art, Science
Video and Multimedia Project
Creating Rubrics
Writing
Rubrics for Primary Grades

Teamwork/Cooperative Learning Rubrics


Primary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (pdf) 3 point scale using features of a sandwich to graphically show when all criteria are met
Upper Elementary Teamwork Rubric - A 4 point scale with six defined criteria for for assessing team and individual responsibility. Strong performance descriptors.
Middle School/High School Collaboration Rubric - A 4 point scale with six defined criteria for collaboration. Strong performance descriptors.

PowerPoint and Podcast Rubrics


A+ PowerPoint Rubric This rubric provides 10 performance categories, with criteria for four levels of achievement.
A+ Podcast Rubric Ann Bell's rubric helps students assess what makes a good podcast, 7 performance areas with 4 levels of achievement.


Web Page and ePortfolio Rubrics


A+ Web Page The rubric details 9 categories for evaluating a web page. Descriptors for 4 levels of achievement are included.
A+ e-Portfolio Includes 7 categories with 4 levels of achievement.
Web Project Rubric (PDF format) with 7 performance areas with 4 levels of achievement evaluates a group web design project.
CyberFair Peer Review Student Web Page Rubric Online feedback form for CyberFair Project.


Video and Multimedia Project Rubrics


Graphic Organizers Rubric - Inspiration Diagrams This rubric created by Karen Franker may be used for self-assessment and peer feedback.
A+ Video Project Rubric A grading rubric describing categories of video production and editing and levels of achievement.
Multimedia Project Rubric A 4-star rubric developed for ISTE by Caroline McCullen, Instructional Technologist, SAS in School , Jamie McKenzie, Editor From Now On , and Terrie Gray, Director, ED's Oasis
Multimedia Mania Student Checklist This checklist goes with the project rubric noted above.
Multimedia Project from Midlink Magazine. 5 performance areas, with 4 levels of achievement. Includes self & teacher evaluation column.

Research Process Rubrics


Research Process Rubric - Elementary This rubric by Karen Franker may be used in grades 3-5 to assess planning, gathering, organizing and citing information.
Research Process Rubric - Middle School Karen Franker's rubric assesses how well middle school students are performing on the tasks associated with the research process.
Holistic Critical Thinking Rubric (pdf file) This is a four page file. The use of the rubric by students and faculty facilitates understanding of critical thinking, the use of the language of thinking, and focus on the skills and habits of mind that characterize a person who uses reasoned judgment to problem solve
Rubric for Research Report Joyce Valenza's rubric assesses 6 performance areas for high school students. Formatted as a grade report. Area set aside for librarian's comments.
Research Process Reflection Joyce Valenza provides focus questions to help high school students reflect on the research process.
Information Summary Rubric 7 categories with three articulated performance levels. (High School or College level)
Dramatization Rubric 6 categories with 3 levels of performance



Writing Rubrics


NWREL's Six Traits of Writing Assessment Toolkit This link leads to an extensive archive of assessment materials associated with the 6-Traits assessment approach.
NWREL's Six Traits of Writing Rubric This is NWREL's Assessment home. Here you'll find English and Spanish versions of the 6-Traits of Writing Rubric. Other rubrics for listening, public speaking and reading are available on the same page.
Reflection Journal Rubric (Word document) A scoring oriented form with 10 assessed outcomes. (High School and College Level)
Persuasive Essay Rubric
Historical Fiction Essay Rubric
Editorial Rubric A 5 point rubric with performance descriptions for the editorial mode of writing.
Rubrics for Middle School Includes invention report, book talk, persuasive essay and autobiographical event essay. The author provides an explanation and rationale for using rubrics.
Journal A grading rubric describing journal writing. Provides 5 levels describing 10 performance categories.



Math, Art, and Science Rubrics


Math Rubric 4 levels of math understanding with performance criteria. Also available in .pdf format.
NCTM Math Standard Rubric 4 levels of math understanding with performance criteria for: problem solving reasoning and proof communication connections representation. Also available in .pdf format.
Grades 3 and 4 Math Rubrics 4 levels with criteria for mathematical understandings and strategies for support
Music and Art Project Rubrics In depth evaluation rubrics for elementary music and art.
Science Rubric 4 levels of science understanding with performance criteria. Also available in .pdf format.
Science Observation and Discussion Rubric 5 levels of science understanding with performance criteria. Also available in .pdf format.
Scientific Report Includes database and internet research categories. (Elementary)
Science WebQuest Rubric 9 categories with 4 levels of performance evaluating a Web essay.
Science Report Rubric 9 categories with four levels of performance. Easy to modify for any kind of research report.
Science Journal Prompts (pdf file) Includes six journal writing prompts to trigger students responses and a three point journal rubric.
Physics Project Rubric A good example of a performance rubric tuned a specific project. Easy to adapt to other subjects.
Physics Lab Project This is an assessment rubric designed to evaluate a research project into the physics of Kinematics, Newton's Laws, Vectors and Projectiles.

Oral Presentation Rubrics
A+ PowerPoint Rubric This rubric provides 10 performance categories, with criteria for four levels of achievement.

Oral Communication Assessment Rubric (NWREL) (pdf file)Assesses verbal and nonverbal effectiveness, idea development, use of language, and organization of ideas, and response to audience using three levels of achievement.
Oral Presentation Checklist Customize the checklist for your grade level.
Oral Presentation 6 performance areas with 4 levels of achievement.
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 Includes examples of anchor papers
Kindergarten Rubrics Assess students literacy development
Kindergarten Rubrics 4-point scales evaluating 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) 3-point scale using features of a sandwich to graphically show when all criteria are met
First Grade Project Self-Evaluation Checklist
Grades 1 and 2 Teamwork Self-Evaluation Score Sheet
Third Grade Checklist
Third Grade Venn Diagram Rubric
Second and Third Grade Teamwork Rubric Uses a 4-point scale


Creating Your Rubrics


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.
Rubric Builder David Warlick's free tool allows you to save your rubric online for future use.
Readings about Authentic Assessment Great resources providing background information about rubric design and implementation in the classroom.

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Updated: April 14, 2010