Here are three reasons why I find rubrics truly effective. First, rubrics save time because I can simply look at your rubric and mark off points. Second, rubrics keep me honest, even when I've had a horrible day and my cat won't leave me alone. I feel much more objective as I sit before my mountain of papers. More important than these two reasons, however, is that when I have created a rubric beforehand and shown it to my students I get better quality work. They know what I want. They can also see right away where they lost points.
To grade with the rubric scorecard, click on the scale the paper has met for the criteria. The Rubric score below the scorecard displays the total of all the selected cell values. The Rubric Percentage displays the percentage of the total points out of points possible for the rubric scorecard. Click on the Apply rubric percentage to grade button at the bottom of the rubric sidebar to apply this percentage to the assignments total point value. Once a grade is applied from the rubric scorecard it will appear in the Grade field at the top right corner of the document viewer.
Rubrics make grading quicker, clearer, and more objective. They are one of the most helpful tools that teachers can have in their bag of tricks. You will find our site to one of the most extensive teacher resources for rubrics on the Internet. You will find tools that help guide you through the process of creating these assessment tools for evaluating student performance. You will also find over five hundred printable rubrics on our web site. If the concept of rubrics is completely new to you, you will want to read this article for a complete explanation.