Rubrics are a necessary component to assessing our students. Good practice involves creating a rubric together as a class to determine and understand what the expectations for the assignment is. Lets face it though in the interest of time this is not always possible for every thing that we grade. Inspired by a rubric style that my professor from Trent showed us during my AQ I have come up with an alternative style rubric without all the little boxes that is easy to read and understand, especially for more visual learners. I have been using it in some of my classes for new assessments that I didn’t already have a rubric created (I will hopefully find the time to adapt all of my older assessments to this style as well) and I students once they were explained how it works seem rather receptive to it because it was less complicated for them to understand. We did as a class have to use qualifiers early in the course to differentiate between a level 1, 2, 3 and for which was created as an anchor chart and posted in the classroom.
You can find an example of the rubric here:Rubric One thing that I really like is once I had the template created it was easy to change the expectations in the table without having to create a whole new document from scratch every time I needed a new rubric!