Communicate: Rubrics Quest

posted May 19, 2016, 10:15 AM by Emily Kroutil   [ updated May 22, 2016, 12:45 PM ]
When I teach Zoology, I have my students create a culminating project.  They have to create an online field guide to the animals on Ossabaw Island.  To grade this project, I created a rubric on Rubistar and then downloaded the rubric as an excel file and saved it as a PDF.  I make this rubric available to the students when I assign the project, so they know exactly what I expect of them when completing this project.
My zoology students also work in a sketchbook throughout the year.  They are required to draw organisms from each phylum and label any important parts of their anatomy.  When doing dissections, they are also required to draw their organism in their sketchbook.  I provide them with the following rubric, that I made on Rubistar, at the beginning of the year so they know exactly what they need to do with their sketchbooks to earn whatever grade they are aiming for: