Our district recently adopted and implemented the Common Core ELA standards for primary teachers. Many of the standards require a different way of thinking about monitoring student progress and achievement than I have used in the past. I find myself spending more time observing student behaviors than giving formal, paper-based assessments.
So, imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Forallrubrics!
Forallrubrics is a free rubric software for teachers. The program is web-based, so you just quickly add your students either through a data input screen or uploading a roster using their easy "sample roster upload" form.
Once your students have been added, you can create and assign rubrics to the class. It's very easy to add information to the rubrics. You simply add text to the text boxes on the rubric and you are finished.
The feature that really sets this program apart from its competitors is the ability to score the rubric directly in the application. You simply click the correct score and the program highlights the information for you. Once you have scored a student on the rubric, the application stores the child's scores.
You can easily monitor progress over time using the robust reports feature.
In addition to a simple overview of class progress, the system provides educators with a detailed item analysis report that you can view either by student or by class.
Truly, this product is terrific and if you are interested in creating a more paperless data collection system, this would be an excellent addition to your current online standards based grading system!
Don't forget to head over and register for my Pretty Much Paperless Planning Giveaway- there's still time!
How can you see implementing this tool into your classroom? Tell me in the comments below!
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