Student-Created Rubrics

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Mrs Carlson and her students define their rubric's success criteria


Work with students to develop their own rubric on an assignment.


Promotes Learning/Informs Learning

Work with students to develop their own rubric on an assignment. This strategy provides opportunities for students to analyze an

assignment and design levels of achievement for this assignment. Student created rubrics can help improve student understanding and raise their level of investment in the effort they put in an assignment.  These rubrics also help students internalize what works and what makes quality results and an end product.


How to Implement

Additional Tips

  1. The teacher works with students to develop a rubric for a type of assignment that they are familiar with.
  2. Students work in small teams to develop different criteria to grade an assignment and levels of success for each criteria (examples: Advanced, Proficient, Partially Proficient, and Incomplete).
  3. As a class they vet and vote on the criteria and success levels they've defined.
  • It's important to select an activity that the students have had experience with before.
  • Allow students to write their criteria down together on sticky notes.

View an Example of This Strategy in Action

Watch this video with Mrs. Carlson as she actively works with her students to develop a rubric on how to write a report. 

(8 min.)



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