Using Rubrics: A Strategy Guide

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A. "Using Rubrics" (pdf) explains "some of the powerful learning opportunities that are created when rubrics are used throughout the project" under the following headings (each sub-point elaborated in the pdf):

1. Why Is It Useful? (each sub-point elaborated in the pdf.)

Specific suggestions for "some of the powerful learning opportunities that are created when rubrics are used throughout the project":

  • "Making expectations transparent."
  • "Cultivating [a] growth mindset."
  • "Giving and receiving feedback."
  • "Emphasizing success skills in addition to content."

2. What Do I Do? (Each sub-point elaborated in the pdf.)

Steps, insights, and specific suggestions for the following "ways to use rubrics throughout [a] project":

  • "Project launch"
  • "Build knowledge"
  • "Develop and critique"
  • "Presentations"

3. Troubleshooting Tips for the Following Problems (Each sub-point elaborated in the pdf.)

  • "Students don't understand the rubric."
  • "Students don't use the rubric until the end of the project."
  • "Rubrics focus on quantity rather than quality."

B. Some Rubrics Resources

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