We are transitioning to standards based grading which is requiring us to write all of our rubrics and tests and power standards. However, we have very little guidance and are told different answers to the same questions. Can anyone recommend a good resource that could help me get started designing assessments and rubrics for ELA?






Kelly, Have you looked at the Assessment Rubrics for the CAFE strategies here on the website? I think they give a good feeling for various levels on a rubric for most standards. There are rubrics created for almost all of the strategies. You can find them by going to this link:
Are you a common core school? If so, you could also look at the Menus that have been correlated to the common core. Let’s say if you’re working on 3rd grade, you could look at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade menus for CC. The lower end of your rubric would be the 2nd grade expectation, the 3rd grade the on-grade level piece, and the 4th grade your above level expectations. Here’s a link to the 3rd grade CC menu–just know they have been prepared for grades k-8.
There is also a matrix for the CC menus for all grades:
I think these are some good resources from the site that could help you. If you have more specific questions or ideas you come up with, please ask and share with us :).

Kelly Slagter

Thank you so much for this info. !!

Amy Schock

Thanks for this information! I am new to this sight and haven’t come across the Assessment Rubrics. These will be very useful!

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