5 Great Rubric Making Tools for Teachers

What is a Rubric anyway?

Rubrics are generally something that makes the life of an educator easier. Rather than adding an arbitrary grade to an assignment, with rubrics educators are able to determine exactly where a students work excelled beyond expectations and exactly where it lacked quality. Although they are highly valuable tools, creating rubrics can be a difficult and time-consuming process.

A rubric is simply a scoring tool that identifies the various criteria relevant to an assignment or learning outcome, and then explicitly states the possible levels of achievement along a continuum (poor to excellent or novice to expert). Rubrics can be used to assess almost any type of student work, be it essays, final projects, oral presentations, or theatrical performances. They can be used at the time an assignment is given to communicate expectations to students, when student work is evaluated for fair and efficient grading, and to even assess a program by determining the extent to which students are achieving departmental learning outcomes.


Rubistar

http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=More&module=RubistarWhile many teachers want to use rubrics or are experimenting with writing rubrics, they can be quite time-consuming to develop.

RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.

RubiStar provides generic rubrics that can simply be printed and used for many typical projects and research assignments.

The unique thing about RubiStar, however, is that it provides these generic rubrics in a format that can be customized.

The teacher can change almost all suggested text in the rubric to make it fit their own project.

For example, if RubiStar suggests for a multimedia presentation that “The student includes at least three slides” for the highest rating, the teacher could change that to read “The student includes at least 5 slides” or “The student includes a title slide with the authors’ names; a table of contents with links to all slides that follow, …”

RubiStar also does away with the tedious typing of similar content across all the various quality rating. More about Rubistar


Teachnology General Rubric Generator

http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/general/This tool guide you through creating a rubric. Fill in the information below.

STEP #1: SCHOOL, TITLE, AND TEACHER NAME

STEP #2: PICK A PICTURE

STEP #3: BODY OF RUBRIC General Rubric Generator teach-nology

 

 


iRubric

http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfmiRubric: The only free rubric builder and assessment tool. Working with rubrics has never been easier. Build, Assess, Share, and Collaborate using our intuitive tools.

Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package. Best of all, iRubric is free to individual faculty and students. Just pull up a rubric from the gradebook, click, click, and you’re done.

iRubric School-Edition empowers schools with an easy-to-use system for monitoring student learning outcomes and aligning with standards.

Scoring rubrics cannot be made any easier.

Rubric scores are automatically adjusted to the coursework grading scale and posted on the gradebook.

no more paperwork, no more calculations and no more confusion.

Rubric can be built from scratch or from exiting rubrics.

learn more Collaboratively assess rubrics with your groups, classes and other individuals. Via rcampus.com


Annenberg Learner Rubrics workshop

http://www.learner.org/workshops/hswriting/interactives/rubric/index.htmlRubrics are an important tool for all teachers. By using a rubric: Teachers have a complete analysis of every student’s work measured against a consistent scale. Teachers can provide better feedback to student writers.

Rubrics benefit both teachers and students. By using a rubric: Teachers have a complete analysis of every student’s work measured against a consistent scale. Teachers can provide better feedback to student writers. Students clearly understand what is expected of them in a particular assignment. Students can clearly see the areas of their writing that need improvement. In this activity, you will build a customizable rubric that can be used for any writing activity your class might be completing. Follow the steps to complete the rubric. Once you have finished, you can print your rubric, save it on your own computer, or email it.

How to Use Annenberg Learner Build a Rubric
Click the link above to go to the Annenberg Learner Build a Rubric page. Once there, click the bold “Build a Rubric” text in the middle of the page. On the next page, specify the title of the rubric and your name, then click “Next.” Now choose whether you want your rubric to be in a Table or List Format and click “Next.” On Step 3, select the rating system for your rubric and click “Next.” For Step 4, determine how you would like your rating system to appear on your rubric. On the next page, determine the criteria that students will be graded on and click “Next.” For Step 6, decide how you would like these criteria to appear in your rubric and click “Next.”  Your rubric is now complete! Annenberg Learner’s Build a Rubric system has created a rubric for you based on your own specifications. To view your rubric, click the “Completed Rubric” hyperlink on the Step 7 page.   Via learner.org

 

Common Core Rubric Creation Tool

http://www.essaytagger.com/commoncoreA free tool to help teachers create their own customized Common Core-aligned rubrics.

We’ve taken the Common Core State Standards and broken them down into manageable, assessable elements in order to make it easier to create real-world Common Core-aligned rubrics that will work for your classroom! Common Core Rubric Creation Tool

Students upload to an assignment link: No logins are required. Each assignment is given a unique five-character upload code (e.g. “WE4T2”). Give this code to your students and the site will guide them from there. This has the added advantage of building your class roster for you (see this video for details).

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