Many educators understand the importance of rubrics. If we want to do more writing with our students, if we want to offer more creative challenges to our students, if we want to avoid standardized and multiple choice exams, if we want to gather meaningful data to guide curricular improvement, then we must create and use rubrics.
But good rubrics are challenging to create. They are time-consuming to create.
This entire website is dedicated to building expertise and community around the challenge inherent in rubrics. It is much easier to modify a rubric you admire, than to start from scratch. If you Google “good rubric,” however, you’ll find over 3 million pages. RubricLibrary.com presents exemplar rubrics in an easily searched and browsed format. This Spotlight page highlights thought-provoking and compelling rubrics and is a great place to start for any teacher looking to learn more about rubrics.
This “Critical Writing Assessment” rubric is designed to explain the difference between regurgitation and original thinking. It is designed for feedback, not just data-gathering, and could be used (or modified for use) to guide peer review.
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To view other rubrics spotlighted in the past, click on the Spotlight category to the right.