These rubrics are designed to ease the burden of data collection and progress monitoring. Each rubric provides expectations on a 4-point scale. These rubrics assess a student’s ability to use vocabulary as well as answer questions taken from informational text.
The Academic Vocabulary Rubric assesses a student’s ability to use academic vocabulary in oral and written sentences and determine synonyms and antonyms for words. I usually don’t ask students to write definitions since that it is a difficult skill that isn’t practical for most of my students. I would rather know that a student can generate another word with a similar meaning or use the word correctly in a sentence.
The Informational Text Rubric assesses a student’s ability to answer literal questions taken from text, as well as questions that require critical thinking skills such as comparing, inferring, or summarizing. In addition, this rubric also assesses a student’s ability to use the information in oral and written sentences that are correct in grammar and meaning.
After completing the rubric, educators will be able to determine the percentage correct for the student. After a few sessions, you can compare and identify areas in which the child is struggling.
These rubrics have simplified my progress monitoring. In addition, these rubrics provide clear and concise information for parents and teachers.