Comments Off on Rubrics



In Grades 1-5 project expectations are clearly defined in rubrics which accompany every project. I post expectations for each class on a wall titled, “How Will I Be Graded?” Students can view the rubric for each project at any time and the wall is updated each time a new project begins.
In 4th and 5th Grade I expect the students to self-evaluate when they finish a project. They are asked to reflect on their project and rate their work. Students are also asked to write about their work and answer the following questions using complete sentences:

  1. What difficulties did you experience when making your piece?
  2. If you could change one thing what would it be and why?

This helps me understand how they feel about their own work and gives me some insight about what they learned from the experience. I also use this section to identify problems with the project so that I can make improvements as well.


Below are some examples of rubrics and self-evaluation sheets:


Telling Stories With Pictures Rubric

Korean Tigers Rubric

Papier-Mâché Japanese Noh Theatre Masks Rubric

Papier-Mâché Hopi Kachina Student Self-Evaluation 1

Papier-Mâché Hopi Kachina Student Self-Evaluation 2

Tessellations Student Self-Evaluation