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Rubric Evaluations

In Chapter 2 of the book Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics, we describe a "rubric for rubrics" designed to assist educators to be thoughtful consumers and developers of rubrics for instructional use in the classroom. The various quality levels described by the Rubric for Rubrics are illustrated with many sample classroom rubrics. All classroom rubrics discussed in the book have been evaluated using the Rubric for Rubrics; these evaluations are included on a CD that accompanies the book.

We have included additional rubrics in the Rubric Sampler, also on the CD. These additional rubrics are included to (a) provide additional practice using the Rubric for Rubrics, and (b) show users some of our favorite classroom rubrics. However, evaluations for these additional rubrics are not on the CD. Rather, they are included on this part of our web site.

This file includes evaluations for the following classroom rubrics:

Sample #2: K-5 Developmental Writing Scale

Sample #4: Six-Trait Writing Rubric, Student-Friendly Version (Grades 3-8)

Sample #6: Comparing Parks (Grade 5)

Sample #7: Number Patterns (Grade 5)

Sample #9: Mathematical Problem Solving: A Three-Trait Model, Student-Friendly Version (Grades 3-4)

Sample #10: Rubric for Music Composition (Grade 5)

Sample #11: Music Create (Grades 7-12)

Sample #12: Rubric for Critiquing Music (Grades 7-12)

Sample #13: My Fifth-Grade Movement Routine Self-Assessment

Sample #14: K-2 Science Continuum

Sample #15: Exemplars Primary Science Rubric

Sample #17: Battle of Normandy Poster (Grade 10)

Sample #18: Essay Scoring Criteria, Secondary Social Studies

Sample #19: Beginning Research Writing (Grade 1)

Sample #23: Assessing "Intellectual Quality" of Student Work (Grades 5-12)

Note: The purpose of evaluating rubrics for quality is not to "grade" them. The purpose is to provoke discussion so that we get rubrics that do what we want. You might disagree with some of our ratings and you might have very good reasons for doing so. If this happens, the evaluation process has served its purpose.

Creating & Recognizing Quality Rubrics

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