After reading the blog post Your Rubric Is A Hot Mess; Here's How To Fix It my team decided to try this rubric format this year. The only written details we include in the rubriic explain "requirements." As we collaborated, we felt it unnecessary to explain how students could do "less than their best" on a project.
When a projecct is completed, it is given to peers for reveiw. Peer reviewers mark if each requirement was met, how the requirement might "need work"," or how the requirement "exceeds expectations." My team is focusing on helping students do their best worka s they omplete assignments. The teacher then compares student peer review with his/her own review. So far, I have found EVERY peer review was accurate.
I am including an image of our last rubric. I look forward to the comments from members of our Intel Engage community.