It has been a while since I’ve posted anything to my blog. I’ve been tweeting and communicating with teachers in other ways. Today, however, I ended up discussing rubrics with several teachers and administrators throughout the day. It seems deciding what should be included in a rubric is not always easy to determine. How specific or vague should the criteria be?  What should we assess, exactly?

Here is a quote I found in one of my readings tonight.

If rubrics are sending the message that a formulaic response on an uninteresting task is what performance assessment is all about, then we are subverting our mission as teachers.

If you are grading a pile of assignments and they all look the same, it is time to rethink your instructional design.

Read the rest of Grant Wiggins’s post here and let’s meet to work on assessing what is most important.