Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How to write a Homeschool Rubric in 5 easy steps

- By Michelle

Grading for homeschooling can be really daunting if the assignment you are evaluating doesn't include tests or worksheets with clear cut right or wrong answers. Most homeschoolers don't worry about this too much until they hit high school and they suddenly realize that they need to give grades and keep transcripts. Today's post is the first in a series that will help you get ready for high school record keeping painlessly. 

So what do you do if you are using a curriculum you have pulled together yourself and, therefore, don't have those assessment tools included? You might consider creating your own personalize Rubrics based on your expectations and your child's abilities. Rubrics are great for record keeping AND for keeping you honest when your are looking over your their work since your expectations were already defined prior to the assignment. Also, your child will give you better quality work if they clearly know what you are looking for.

So here are my...


Remember, this is YOUR Rubric, so it can look however you want it to look. That said, I am a visual person so here are a couple examples to inspire you.

Also, consider handing out your rubric with the assignment so your child can see what they need to do to get a perfect score. Or even better... have the child create their own Rubric.

So how do you use this to grade your students work? Here is a video from Essentials in Writing that may help answer that question for you.

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