Having clear criteria, whether in the form of rubrics or otherwise, helps in the assessment process by
- making your expectations for writing clear,
- giving students guidelines to become self-editors, and, among other things,
- creating a common framework and vocabulary for discussing students' writing.
Below are samples of grading rubrics from different levels, subjects, and universities.
Samples of grading rubrics at Kean University
ESL Program (downloadable documents)
Other samples of grading rubrics and assessment criteria across disciplines
- Samples of responding sheets & grading rubrics (Center for Writing, U of Minnesota)
- Sample Rubrics (Winona State U)
- Helping students make connections: A self-assessment approach (Center for Writing, U of Hawai'i at Manoa Writing Program)
to Rating Integrative & Critical Thinking
(Washington State U)