Marzano Research has created a bank of proficiency scales that teachers are able to download and customize for use in their own classroom. You must register for the site and log-in, then the scales are free for your use.
Proficiency scales are slightly different from rubrics - they delineate the sub-skills that make up a single competency so that you can easily evaluate each student's proficiency level. This informs future instruction and grouping for learning. In this video tutorial, you will learn how to create your own proficiency scale for a given competency.
When is it best to use an analytic rubric? When should I use a holistic rubric? The Authentic Assessment Toolbox helps solve this problem. After a discussion of criteria, levels of performance, and descriptors, you will learn about the use of analytic and holistic rubrics. Click on the link at the bottom to access the steps to creating each type of rubric.
On this website, you will learn more about creating rubrics for scoring student work. We can all benefit from examples, and this site contains sample rubrics for papers, projects, oral presentations, and different forms of class participation.
When you use authentic assessments in your classroom - projects, products, and performances - you must have a rubric by which to evaluate your students' work. Learn about the steps of creating effective rubrics, including creating performance levels, characteristics, and descriptors.