I recently finished a marathon of grading portfolios, and grading revised portfolios for my students. It’s a stressful and time that is busy but one thing I’m very happy about is the way that my usage of holistic rubrics allows me to focus this grading focus on student development in reading, writing and thinking.
A few years ago I used rubrics that are analytical.
They are the rubrics that function similar to a checklist, where students could possibly get 10 points for their thesis statement, and then get 7 points with their usage of evidence. A rubric that is holistic, generally describes what an item (such as for instance an essay, analysis paragraph etc.)
seems like at each and every level, like this example from my “Analysis Writing” rubric:
- Student identifies details which are relevant to the written text overall 1 and that clearly connect with one another, even though connection might be less interesting or clear than at the Honor Roll level.
- Student accurately describes the literary device(s) (aka “writer’s moves”) discussed
- Student clearly and accurately describes an essential idea through the text overall 1 , although the >may not be a interpretation that is nuanced. Continue reading “Have a look at this description for the rubric that is different to get more detail regarding the distinction between analytical and holistic rubrics”