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Using a Rubric as an Effective Assessment Tool

- How may using a rubric be effective?
- How can a rubric help to enhance the learning goal and communicate better with students and parents?

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What is a Rubric?

A rubric refers to criteria listed on a sheet of paper and serves the purpose of indicating various points on which a student written assignment will be graded. Rubrics are used primarily with written assignments at any grade level. They are a great monitoring tool for improvement in written skills of the students.

How a rubric is scored and graded?

Pre-set marks are given to each one of the criterion on the rubric and their cumulative total will result in the final score or grade that is received on the assignment. Based on the cut-offs of minimum to maximum total points as outlined on the ...

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