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March 28, 2022

S2 26 Rubrics - An Assessment Essential

Want to know a helpful strategy for making assessments fairer? Rubrics are the answer. Rubrics are tools used by both teachers and students to make clear the assessment criteria and expectations. Join Beth Trudell as she explains what rubrics are, how to create them, use them with your students, and resources to support their use. Listen as she gives an excellent example for creating a rubric to assess paragraph writing.

Join our Board Member, Beth Trudell, to learn about how to create and use rubrics in your classroom. She provides concrete examples, with easy-to-use websites and shares the importance of rubrics for both teachers and students.

Beth talks about:

  1. What rubrics are
  2. Why rubrics are useful for teachers and students
  3. How to create a rubric - example of creating a rubric for paragraph writing
  4. Resources for finding and creating rubrics

Resources for Rubrics

Rubistar: http://rubistar.4teachers.org

iRubric: https://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm

Education Northwest – Traits and Rubrics K-12: https://educationnorthwest.org/traits

Contact Beth at Trudell60@aol.com

This image shows an example of a rubric for paragraph writing.





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Beth Trudell

English Language Consultant

Beth began her international teaching career as an English Language Fellow at BRAC University in Bangladesh. She was a Senior English Language Fellow in Pakistan and Afghanistan, where she was part of the team that designed the country’s first MEd for TESOL. After completing her Fellowships, Beth has worked as an English Language Specialist, and she has continued her relationship with BRAC University as a consultant.
She has an MA in English for TESOL from California State University. During her graduate work, she specialized in academic writing.