Give students a clear picture of how they will be assessed, especially on performance tasks.


A teacher gives her students a rubric for an upcoming project. This allows students to know exactly how they will be assessed and how they can develop their project in order to meet expectations for the project. It also supports teachers in giving constructive, mastery-oriented feedback.

Further Reading:

Goodrich-Andrade – Understanding Rubrics 

Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence – Using Rubrics

TeachersFirst – Rubrics to the Rescue

Created by Louis Olander
Reviewed by Kristen L. Hodnett



Categorised in: , , , ,