A rubric is a guide to scoring the quality of assignments/responses. Rubrics are typically used to help learners and instructors understand and know what is being graded, how the grading will be scored, and what the expectations are for completion of assignments. Generally, a rubric is presented in a table format and can be used by both the instructor for grading, and by the learners for planning their work. A rubric is designed to communicate expectations of the task at hand to both the learner and the instructor.
Above is a sample template that can be used to start a rubric. See “Resources” below to get a more detailed sample.
If assignments will be graded and expected to meet a specific standard for completion of the online training course, consider using a rubric. Rubrics will help the learner and the instructor and will limit possible confusion as to completion expectations.
The two main components of a rubric are the criteria being assessed and the levels at which the criteria can be graded.
Below is a sample of part of a grading rubric.
Using Observations to Create Lesson Plans
Observe a classroom of your choice. Make notes of the observation/use observation forms. Based on the observation create a lesson plan using the attached template.
When grading, each level is assigned points. Once again, the points assigned are subjective, but should be uniform across the entire rubric. Depending on the total number of points possible, you would determine how many points a participant would need in order to pass the assignment, a recommended guide would be getting 80% of the possible number of points.
Benefits of rubrics for trainers:
For the learner the rubric can be of benefit because:
Below is a rubric example
The document above is also included in the appendix of your course handout. Download this if you’d prefer a separate version.
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