As I write more for the online curriculum world, I find it is extremely important to include rubrics with any assignments that are created. If you think about the environment that online students work in, they are home, assignments are done on their own, and it may take teachers a while to return phone calls and emails, students really need to know how they are being graded. In a brick and mortar environment, I hardly ever used rubrics. Students did homework from the book, they completed short answer assignments, and occasionally they would complete a project that required a rubric. The difference was that I was always there to answer questions and clarify any grading issues. That is not the case in the online environment.
I don't know about you, but I have a very hard time writing good rubrics. I either don't explain enough or I go into so much detail that my students get lost in all the wording. I found some helpful websites that can be used to write rubrics. I wanted to share these with you so that if you are rubric challenged like myself, you know there is a little help out there.
Rubrician.com gives you a list of websites that offer help and templates for rubrics. I found that this site is a great place to start if you are writing a rubric.
Rubrics4teachers.com has a great list of sample rubrics for all math levels and math classes. This is a great place to get ideas.
Mathforum. com also has a teacher to teacher post that has a list of sample rubrics. This is another great place to get some ideas.
Finally, I found this great website from missioncollege.org that gives you steps to creating a rubric, examples of different kinds of rubrics, and shows examples for future use.
Do you have any good websites that can help us with writing rubrics?