Not sure how to grade your student’s work? Rubrics are considered the most efficient and effective form of assessment. A rubric is simply a chart listing each of the specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests. Besides making grading easier for teachers, these rubrics may be used for student self-assessment and peer feedback.
Here is an example of a Book Report Rubric:
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