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Multiple Level Rubric

General Rubric

Created on March 24, 2014 by Jenncook678

I’m a big believer in feedback and transparency in assessment. I created this rubric because I found myself sometimes writing 250+ word comments on assignments. I don’t regret writing that much, but I just don’t have the time to keep doing what I have been doing. I went in search of a detailed general rubric that I could apply to almost any project. No luck, but I did have some great inspiration. I found a really good rubric on Pinterest created by Jody Dube ( rubric.jpg) and I went from there. If you have any feedback, I’d love to hear it. I am always trying to tweak my work.

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  • Jenncook678 03/24/2014 at 11:46pm
    As a final note, you will notice that I have a section in my rubric called “Goal”. I have always struggled with how to use a general rubric to assess projects that have very different goals.

    This was my solution. I have categorized my projects into 3 groups (the 3Cs): Craftsmanship, Culture and Connection. I have listed the options and the ‘superior’ statement that goes with it.

    The text at the bottom, outside the rubric, would not be there as I am marking. I would put that text on their course outline so they can refer to it at the start of a project when we discuss the objectives as a class.

    A craftsmanship project would be one where students are learning a new technique or skill. A culture project would be anything related to different cultures, history or artists. A connection project is about expression, collaboration or reaching out to the community.

  • RuthByrne 03/25/2014 at 07:07am
    Great Job, i was just dreaming of an all purpose rubric the other day, but my school standards require that my rubrics address the specific standards met in the project at hand. So if I want credit for covering one of New Jersey's bazillion art standards, I have to have it listed in the rubric. =(

    What are your thoughts on elementary grading (if you have any)? I've always been of the mind that elementary art was experiential (ungraded) with some EPD (to steal your abbr)assessment and feedback focused on exposing students to the concepts of art rather than assessing them on their application. Maybe I could build a rubric that reflects that philosophy.

  • Jenncook678 03/26/2014 at 02:27am
    Perhaps you could swap out the goals section to be your outcomes? As a class you could define what it looks like to exceed, meet, and to not meet the outcome. This method also helps deconstruct outcomes that are generally written in teacher speak.

    As for elementary grading, and grading in general... It kind of breaks my heart - I hate to judge someone's creative interpretation, but it comes with the job I suppose. I tried to really focus on effort over product in my classes, because the learning happens during the process. I hesitated to included the aesthetics section because I care more about the learning than the look. However, I document each project each of my students do with photographs and I tell my students that aesthetics is based on growth, not comparison to peers. Hope that makes sense.

  • RuthByrne 03/30/2014 at 02:41am
    Great response, especially the last bit, I photograph everything too and keep it on artsonia, so documenting growth and pointing that growth out to the students would be a super productive way of giving them encouraging feedback.