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Exemplars scoring rubrics are excellent tools for assessing student work.
Exemplars science material includes standards-based rubrics that define what work meets a standard, and allows teachers (and students) to distinguish between different levels of performance. Exemplars rubrics have four levels of performance: Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner (meets the standard) and Expert.
Exemplars uses two types of rubrics:
- Standards-Based Assessment Rubrics are used by teachers to assess student work in science. (Exemplars material includes both a general science rubric as well as task-specific rubrics with each investigation.)
Students can also use our Assessment Rubrics (and annotated anchor papers) to compare their work to during peer- and self-appraisals. This process demonstrates success as well as offers opportunities for refinement. Based on student performance, teaching and learning strategies can be adjusted.
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