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Download Performance Tasks Access sample tasks to try in your classroom and download Preview Kits to learn about Exemplars curriculum supplements, rubrics and anchor papers.
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Our performance material includes standards-based rubrics that define what work meets today''''''''s standards, allowing teachers (and students) to distinguish between different levels of performance.
Our rubrics have four levels of performance: Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner (meets the standard) and Expert. Exemplars uses two types of rubrics:
A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.
Online Discussion Board Rubric
Assessing ability to share perspectives, refine thoughts through the writing process, and participate in meaningful discussion
Primary Grade Self-Evaluation Teamwork Rubric (PDF)
Features of a sandwich to graphically show the criteria
The word rubric comes from the Latin word for red. The online Merriam-Webster dictionary lists the first meaning of rubric as "an authoritative rule" and the fourth meaning as "a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests." How did the name for a color come to mean a rule or guide? At least as far back as the Middle Ages, the rules for the conduct of liturgical services—as opposed to the actual spoken words of the liturgy—were often printed in red, so the rules were "the red things" on the page.
In this book, I will show that rubrics for classroom use are both more and less than the dictionary definition suggests. They are more because rubrics are good for much more than just grading or scoring. They are less because not just any set of rules or guides for student work are rubrics. This first chapter lays out some basic concepts about rubrics. Chapter 2 illustrates common misconceptions about rubrics, and Chapter 3 describes how to write or select effective rubrics.
Our Rubric Maker is a very powerful application. Our system makes it easy for you to create rubrics for all K-12 content areas quickly. You can create a custom rubric, a 4-pt. instant rubric, or use one of our complete preformatted rubric templates!