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Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Classroom Assessment KnowledgeBase is an online resource for state departments of education to use as part of their professional development efforts with districts and schools. Organized around five elements, it brings together concepts, how-to guidance, tools, and resources about classroom assessment.

Task 1: Establish the Scoring Rubric to be Used with the Assessment

Guideline: Every assessment requires a scoring rubric. The rubric might be pre-existing, or the teacher might create one for a specific assessment.


Process for Writing Rubrics

This Rhode Island Department of Education brief summarizes the process for writing rubrics. It was adapted from the book Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right-Using It Well, authored by R. Stiggins, J. Arter, J. Chappuis, and S. Chappuis.


As noted at its website, "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."

Teacher Created Rubrics for Assessment

This resource from the University of Wisconsin - Stout's School of Education offers a series of teacher-created rubrics.

Classroom Assessment: Creating a Rubric

This resource is part of an online course developed in partnership between the Pinellas (Florida) School District and the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (FCIT) at the University of South Floirda (USF). This section provides guidance on developing scoring rubrics for classroom assessments. 

Creating Rubrics

This link is to an overview on creating rubrics from the Illinois Online Network.

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