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Review and share various ways to develop criteria for student assessment and to communicate academic expectations to students.

  • When a Rubric Isn’t Enough

    Providing a scaffold and teaching students how to use a scaffold are not the same thing.
    William Juang
  • 6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

    A format that provides students with personalized feedback and works to keep them from focusing solely on their grade.
  • Middle School Maker Journey: Assessment in an Ungraded Classroom

    In part seven of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett examines the role of student reflection and the challenges of assessment in his (ungraded) middle school makerspace.
  • Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

    Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.
  • Creativity in the Classroom

    In a testing-driven environment, it's critical that we foster student creativity in the classroom, whether through open-ended projects, 20 percent time, or team-building activities.
  • How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful?

    Blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron uses the 4 Cs from the Common Core standards to guide her when designing student assessments.
  • Resources and Tools for PBL Start to Finish

    Educators from Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, part of the New Tech Network of schools, have provided these resources and tools for project-based learning.
  • How Do Rubrics Help?

    How students and teachers understand the standards against which work will be measured, from's Assessment Professional Development Guide.
  • 4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

    Cait Camarata, Edutopia’s visual designer, provides a few straightforward rubric-design tips and a customizable rubric template for educators who are short on time.
  • Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

    To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
  • Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

    Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.
  • Resources for Using Rubrics in the Middle Grades

    Looking for help with rubrics? With a focus on the middle grades, we've compiled tips, sample rubrics, and resources to help you design and implement rubrics for assessment.
  • Interactive Rubrics as Assessment for Learning

    Guest blogger Michelle Lampinen, a digital literacy and English teacher at Biotechnology High School, describes how she reverse-engineered a rubric for student assessment that includes links and QR codes.
  • Tame the Beast: Tips for Designing and Using Rubrics

    Blogger Andrew Miller shares his experiences and suggestions for creating rubrics that will make students' -- and teachers' -- lives much easier.

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