Rubrics for Providing Writing Feedback
These two rubrics were created by Stephanie Sommers, Writing Curriculum Team Lead with Minneapolis Adult Education. They are examples of single point rubrics, a format with “at target” expectations in a middle column, a blank column to the left for “below target,” and another blank column to the right for “above target.” The teacher marks at target or makes comments in the below or above target columns (or boxes) for each expectation. This provides students with specific and valuable teacher feedback for improving their performance.
In Stephanie’s single point rubrics, she focuses pro-con and process writing expectations and finds them easier to use than numerical rubrics to assess students’ writing efforts.