How to Write a Good Rubric


Speaker: Jay McTighe

$197.00 + shipping and handling

SKU: 199-9271

Webinar Description

Snapshot: Rubrics have an instant appeal to anyone who assesses student work. But the educator’s’ iinitial response, “That’s exactly what I need,” is often quickly followed by, “You’re kidding. How do I find the time to develop rubrics for all of my assignments?”

In this webinar, Jay McTighe helps you become proficient at designing and scoring with rubrics. He will show you a structured process for developing rubrics for virtually any task.

Writing a good rubric takes far less time than doubting yourself while you grade your students’ papers or tests because your criteria are so loosely defined, or answering myriad questions froms students because the assignment is not clear. Jay will review procedures for achieving fair, valid, and reliable evaluation of student learning.

Rubrics help students regulate and increase their learning by giving them a good sense of what they are setting out to learn and do. Jay will show you how to use rubrics to leverage student learning.

Webinar Topics:

  • Role of criterion-based evaluation in standards-based education
  • 3 types of criterion-based scoring tools–performance lists, holistic rubrics, and analytic rubrics
  • Characteristics, advantages, and limitations of the different types of scoring tools
  • A structured process for designing scoring rubrics
  • Using rubrics for evaluation and grading
  • Using rubrics for feedback and learning
  • Print and electronic resources for designing rubrics
  • Wrap-up: synthesis and evaluation


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About the Speaker

Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe is familiar to most educators because of his highly acclaimed books and his speaking engagements at many national, state and district conferences and workshops. Jay is co-author, with Grant Wiggins, of the best-selling Understanding by Design series, Understanding by Design (1998); The Understanding by Design Handbook (1999); The Understanding by Design Study Guide (2000); The Understanding by Design Professional Development Workbook (2004); Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design (2006); and Schooling by Design (2007). Jay has also co-authored 3 books on assessment, Assessing Learning in the Classroom; Assessing Outcomes: Performance Assessment Using the Dimensions of Learning Model; and Evaluation Tools to Improve as Well as Evaluate Student Performance.

Jay is a principal in his own consulting firm, McTighe and Associates. He previously served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a webinar work?

It’s simple. On the day of the event, you click on the link we provide. Enter your name and email address and you’re in! If your computer has good audio, the audio will be streamed to your computer along with the PowerPoint presentation. If your computer does not have audio, a phone number is provided so that you can access the audio by speaker phone.

How many can access the event per registration?

Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.

My school district only pays by purchase order. Do you accept POs?

Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.

What is the difference between the recording link and the CD-ROM?

Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar. Writing instruction is a hot topic!