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On Mon, 23 Feb 1998, dbryan wrote:
> Our school system in Virginia has been writing rubrics for about four
> years now. At first we had a very hard time, and then realized that
> if we had that much trouble defining what made a piece of art good,
> just think what the students were going through! Rubrics are
> wonderful in that the student knows up front what teachers are looking
> for, and as someone said, there is never an argument about a grade!
> We continue to change wording to make them clear, and are all getting
> two tons better at writing them. I would encourage all art and arts
> teachers to use rubrics, because there really isn't anything right or
> wrong in our areas, just good, bad, and ugly, and we all want the kids
> to know what is acceptable....before they start to work, not after.