A rubric helps students and the teacher know exactly where to draw the line and assign points.
do), a student will get the rubric when the assignment is handed over.
Typically, a teacher will review both the assignment and the rubric, so students know the types of criteria that must be met and can ask questions if necessary.
Since rubrics offer the exact specifications for an assignment, you'll always know which grade you'll get on the project.
This lesson will provide you with examples for a rubric you can use when teaching and assessing research papers written by your students.
If you've ever taken a class, taught a class, or learned about teaching, you have probably seen a rubric.For our example rubric, the category 'Thesis Statement' covers this.An unclear, poorly written thesis statement would earn a zero in this category, while a clearly written, engaging, and well-thought-out thesis statement would earn a three.The example rubric detailed in this lesson will use 5 categories.Rubrics can be used to score work by assigning a point value to a student's performance in each of the categories.Rubrics are commonly used tools to set expectations and assess student work.Rubrics are especially useful when grading written work, as they provide a template for grading each student, even when their writing style and topic may vary.Research papers need to be similarly organized clearly.However, research papers often don't include headings.Simple rubrics may merely give you the letter grade with one or two items listed next to each grade: So, when a teacher grades the paper and sees that the student displayed an inconsistent or superficial level of skill for criteria #1, "Researched information appropriately documented," he or she would give that kid 2 points for that criteria.Then, he or she would move on to criteria #2 to determine if the student has enough outside info to represent a research process.