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Scoring Rubric

Sample Scoring Rubrics to Evaluate Elementary Students

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Scoring Rubric

A scoring rubric is an easy way to measure student performance.

&copy Janelle Cox

What is a Scoring Rubric?

A scoring rubric evaluates the performance of an assignment. It's an organized way for teachers to assess their students work and learn what areas the student need to develop in.

How to Use a Scoring Rubric

To get started you must:

  1. First determine if you are scoring the assignment based on the overall quality and understanding of a concept. If you are, than this is an quick and easy way to score an assignment, because you are looking for an overall understanding rather than specific criteria.

  2. Next, read the assignment through carefully. Be sure not to look at the rubric just yet because right now you are just focusing on the main concept.

  3. Re-read the assignment while focusing on the overall quality and understanding the student portrays.

  4. Lastly, use the rubric to determine the final score of the assignment.

Learn how to score a rubric and view samples of expository and narrative writing rubrics. Plus: learn how to create a rubric from scratch by using this step-by-step guide to create a rubric.

Sample Scoring Rubrics

The following basic elementary scoring rubrics provide guidelines to evaluate assignments using the following criteria:

4 - Meaning the students' work is Exemplary (Strong). He/she goes beyond what is expected of them to complete the assignment.

3 - Meaning the students' work is good (Acceptable). He/she does what is expected of them to complete the assignment.

2 - Meaning the students' work is satisfactory (Almost there but acceptable). He/she may or may not complete the assignment with limited understanding.

1 - Meaning the students' work is not where it should be (weak). He/she does not complete the assignment and/or has no understanding of what to do.

Use the scoring rubrics below as a way to assess your students' skills.

Scoring Rubric 1
4 Exemplary
  • Student has a complete comprehension of material
  • Student participated and completed all activities
  • Student completed all assignments in a timely manner and showed perfect performance
3 Good Quality
  • Student has a proficient comprehension of material
  • Student actively participated in all activities
  • Student completed assignments in a timely manner
2 Satisfactory
  • Student has an average comprehension of material
  • Student mostly participated in all activities
  • Student completed assignments with help
1 Not There Yet
  • Student does not comprehend material
  • Students did not participate in activities
  • Students did not complete assignments


Scoring Rubric 2
4
  • The assignment is completed correctly and contains additional and outstanding features
3
  • The assignment is completed correctly with zero mistakes
2
  • The assignment is partially correct with no major mistakes
1
  • The assignment is not completed correctly and contains a lot of mistakes


Scoring Rubric 3
Points Description
4
  • Students understanding of concept if clearly evident
  • Student uses effective strategies to get accurate results
  • Student uses logical thinking to arrive at conclusion
3
  • Students understanding of the concept is evident
  • Student uses appropriate strategies to arrive at a result
  • Student shows thinking skills to arrive at conclusion
2
  • Student has limited understanding of a concept
  • Student uses strategies that are ineffective
  • Student attempts to show thinking skills
1
  • Student has a complete lack of understanding of concept
  • Student makes no attempt to use a strategy
  • Student shows no understanding

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