| Guidelines for Developing Rubrics:
- Specify student behaviors that you will observe and judge in
the performance assessment.
- Identify dimensions of the key behaviors to be assessed. If
the assessment tasks are complex, several dimensions of behaviors
my have to be assessed.
- Develop concrete examples of the behaviors that you will assess.
- Decide what type of rubric will be used: holistic or analytic,
generic or task-specific, or a combination.
- Decide what kind of scales you will use to score the rubric:
checklists, numerical, qualitative, or numerical-qualitative.
- Develop standards of excellence, or criteria, for specified
- Decide who will score each performance assessment--the teacher,
the students (either self-scoring or peer scoring), or an outside
- Share scoring specifications with other stakeholders in the
assessment system--parents, teachers, and students. All stakeholders
must understand the behaviors in the same way.