ERIC Number: ED415139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Creating Rubrics through Negotiable Contracting.
This paper explains the construction of a grading rubric that is designed to empower students with expectations of quality work. Teachers and students "negotiate" a mutually acceptable consensus. The contract process is based on the idea that when students feel they are valued participants in the assessment process, they become motivated to strive towards those criteria-based standards. The process can be used to set short-term goals for lessons that do not require formal assessment but for which quality work is expected. Samples of assessment sheets and student work samples are presented with criteria for evaluation. (EH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Holistic Evaluation, Scoring Rubrics, Student Evaluation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Middle School Association (23rd, Baltimore, MD, November 1996).