Rubrics are wonderful tools for defining quality for a process, product of behavior. They are powerful tools for both teaching and learning as they help communicate what it takes to succeed.
A great rubric has row which list each criteria or essential skill that will be measured. This is not to list every possible skill that could be measured in this task, but the key and essential skills which need to be measured. The columns should be the potential levels of performance ranging from ideal to not evident.
TIP: When writing the performance levels it is often easiest to start by describing ideal and work backwards.
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