Do you have a mountain of student writing to grade?
A pile of extended responses that have been sitting in your passenger seat for a week?
The first thing to consider is what format you want to use. A disadvantage of this rubric is that it can be more difficult to generalize the statements so that they apply to all homework assignments.
A list rubric allows you to choose only broad categories and leaves it up to teacher discretion whether the student work earned full or only partial credit in each area. This style only allows students to earn 4, 3, 2, 1, or 0 points for the entire assignment.
Do you wish you had more time to give students better feedback?
This video shows you how to use rubric codes—a small twist on grading student writing that keeps the feedback but cuts way down on the time.These two considerations are the format of the rubric and the criteria for the rubric.Many rubrics are available for free online, but it is usually better to make your own so that it can fit the specific needs of your class. An advantage of a matrix rubric, sometimes also referred to as a table rubric, is that it allows the teacher to be very specific as to the criteria necessary to earn points in each category.When writing criteria for accuracy of answers using a table format, it is better to use a fraction or a percentage rather than a specific number of correct answers to keep the rubric more general.This allows the same rubric to be used on several assignments no matter how many questions the assignment has.We will also cover different formats and criteria that could be included.Finally, we will discuss an effective way to use a homework rubric in class. The year has been going well, but you have one issue: grading!This can create difficulty when grading since teachers must spend more time deciding which grade is appropriate.Students and parents may also question the grade more often since it is not clear what the student did to earn the grade.Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.Try it risk-free We'll look at the benefits of using a homework grading rubric in this lesson.