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Lesson Plans

Re: Rubrics

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Katherine Giltinan (k.giltinan)
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 22:23:38 -0600

I would like to know more about rubrics. How is a rubric different from a
lesson plan which specifies grading criteria? Do you see this approach as
relevant for museum educators? Are there any helpful texts you recommend?

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>Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 19:16:13 -0500 (EST)
>From: Fran Marze <>
>To: dbryan <>
>Subject: Re: Rubrics
>Would you be willing to share your rubrics (samples) We have been writing
>some evaluation sheets for projects and trying to come up with the right
>mix. Making the students reflect on their process of art making as well as
>their product. Fran
>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.