Introduction and Key Ideas:


  • Rubrics clarify teachers' definitions of excellence and assist them in planning how to help students achieve excellence.
  • Rubrics communicate to students what comprises excellent performance and how students should evaluate their own performance.
  • Rubrics communicate performance goals to parents and other stakeholders.
  • Rubrics help teachers or other rater be accurate, unbiased, and consistent in scoring.
  • Rubrics document the procedures used to judge students.

background information about rubrics

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