Formative/Summative Rubrics

Many teachers use the same rubric for both formative and summative assessments. Furthermore, students may only be assessed on certain aspects of the rubric for each assignment. It may be that for the same piece of “evidence” (or assignment) various students are being assessed on different rows of the rubric, based on what they’ve mastered in the past. This is a way to individualize grading and mastery without increasing teacher workload. This method may also allow students greater levels of autonomy (and greater levels of engagement) by inviting student input on which skill(s) they believe are ready to demonstrate mastery.