This rubric can be used as both a teacher assessment or student self-assessment tool in the twenty first century skill of communication. Each bullet point describes a specific skill the students can work toward in achieving excellent collaboration skills. Each skill corresponds horizontally across the rubric staring at exceeding expectations to progressing toward expectants. It is recommended to work on one specific skill (bullet point) each time you use this tool. However, when engaging in a larger project, you may choose to focus on more than one skill on the rubric.