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Creating and Finding Rubrics

Web Resources for Finding and Creating Rubrics

Annenberg Learner: Need something quick and easy to use? This is it. The site will walk you through seven steps to build a rubric that assesses any writing assignment. You can use this with any grade level because you select the guidelines. This is a good tool for teachers who would like to work with students to develop a rubric or even have students create their own.

EssayTagger.com: The Essay Tagger Common Core Rubric creation tool is a service that allows teachers to simply and easily create rubrics based on Statewide Common Core Standards.

Exemplars:
  This site has examples of rubrics for math, science, and language arts in grades K-8. This site is noteworthy in that it offers some rubrics which are translated into Spanish and some rubrics with visuals included with the performance level descriptions to support learners who may not be proficient in the language.

For All Rubrics:  This site allows users to create class rosters, create rubric, and assignments within the platform.  It is a free resource; however, teachers will have to create a free account.

  • Video Resource:  This video provides a nice overview of this resource.

iRubric: Use this site to create your own rubric or to build off of the work of other teachers. You can work from scratch or make edits to a rubric you have already created. Search a gallery of thousands of rubrics for every grade created by other teachers, and use them as-is or adapt them. High school teachers will especially like this site. No matter how specific your material, you will probably find a rubric to show how another teacher assessed the topic.

Jon Mueller's Authentic Assessment Toolbox The Authentic Assessment Toolbox provides a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning.

Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Assessments and Rubrics: Kathy Schrock is an educator specializing in technology, and she provides an encyclopedia of teaching information on her website. You will find links to rubrics based on the Common Core and other assessment products. If you teach something outside of the core subjects, begin your rubric search here. Arts and music teachers will find rubrics to meet their needs, and there are rubrics for online learning and projects. Have a clear idea of what you’re looking for, or you might spend hours browsing.

Goobric:  This is a Google Drive Add-On that must be used with another Add-On called Doctopus.  The setup process is pretty intensive at first, but for users that would use it frequently, it would be a valuable tool.  This resource allows the teachers to add a rubric to a Google Document, score the rubric online, email the rubric scored to the student, and keep track of all scores on a Google Sheet.

  • Video Resource:  This video overview will show you how Doctopus, Google Classroom, and Goobric can all be used together.

Performance Assessment Resource Bank: The Performance Assessment Project supports states with integrating performance assessments into their systems of assessment, developing the capacity of educators to effectively use performance assessment, and designing policies to support these efforts. This site is a searchable database of papers and tools focused on rubrics and performance tasks.

QuickRubric: This site allows users to quickly and easily create, save, and print rubrics.

  • Video Resource: This is a “How To” video in regards to using QuickRubric.

RubiStar: Create your own rubrics using templates designed for both core subjects and art, music, and multimedia. If you set up a free account, you can save your rubrics and return to them later. RubiStar is ideal for teachers who have specific assessments in mind but would like some guidance in creating their rubric.

Teacher Planet: This site features lots of rubrics created by teachers for teachers. Rubrics will need to be reviewed for quality.

teAchnology: TeAchnology provides an assortment of ready-made rubrics for all of the core subject areas, from kindergarten through high school. Because the rubrics are already created, you can only customize them with your name and an image. Still, this is a good tool for teachers who need general guidance to create a rubric. If you don’t find exactly what you need, select the parts that work for you, and make your own.

Themespark.net:  This resource allows users to choose Common Core Standards that they will be assessing and then generates rubrics for that assessment.  The rubrics can be edited, customized, downloaded, and printed. Teachers will have to create a login; however, site is free.

  • Video Resource:  This video is a little bit dated, but gives you a general idea of how the site works.

The University of Wisconsin Stout has compiled many rubrics for assessment for grades K-12.  You will find general rubrics for things such as social media projects, discussions, group work, power points, webpages, portfolios, and concept maps.  There are also rubrics for the various disciplines (math, science, writing), as well as for the research process and oral presentations.  Finally, there are rubric templates and generators to guide creation of rubrics.