Rubrics, also commonly referred to as rating scales, are increasingly used to evaluate performance assessments. Much is written about rubrics these days, and a great deal of information is available on the Web. There is a growing number of ready-made rubrics for teachers to download. Some sample rubrics for second language assessment are included in the Examples section, and we will increase this collection by gathering rubrics from teachers. Some of the many rubrics-related resources are listed in the Resources section.
To prepare to develop and use rubrics, read more about:
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