This page includes a sample rubric for the individual biography reports that is based on criteria from the English Language Arts Standards. This rubric is saved as a PDF file (Portable Document Format) and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read the file. If you do not have the latest version of Acrobat Reader, you may download it free from the Adobe site.There are also links to assessment and rubric tempates that will be very helpful for evaluating the quality of the tasks. Information about evaluating websites is also included as a reference.

Guidelines for Developing a Rubric
A simple step-by-step process for creating rubrics includingappropriate language

Developing a Rubric

This is an excellent website with terrific resources on planning, facilitating and assessing student learning. Information on how and why rubrics measure authentic student tasks is included

Kathy Schrock's Critical Evaluation Page
Kathy Schrock has provided lots of links to helpful sites for critically evaluating web content for research purposes

Jamie McKenzie's Questioning Research Site
This website includes lots of comprehensive information about setting up student projects and teaching them to think critically.

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