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Rubrics for kindergarten

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AddieJ

Senior Member
Does anyone have rubrics for specific skills they could share? Do the rubrics change as the year progresses? For example (uppercase letters): 1st quarter: the student would earn a 4 if he/she recognizes all the uppercase letters, a 3 if recognizes 15-25, a 2 if 10-14, and a 1 is 9 or less. Then for 2nd quarter, it's a 4 for all, 3 for 20-25, 2 for 15-19, and a 1 for 14 or less. If this progression keeps going, by 4th quarter, if a child recognizes 22 or less they would still only earn a 1 on the report card. I'm not sure I agree with this system and I need some feedback and ideas for what other teachers use. Does this make sense? I feel as though even in 4th quarter, if a child knows 22 letters, he/she should earn more than a 1.
Help please! Thanks a bunch.
 
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Zia

Senior Member
We do have fluid rubrics moving toward a year-end mastery. We use several DRA tasks. I hope this is helpful?
 
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Sbkangas5

Senior Member
ECGen - thanks for those! I'm going to share parts of them with my team. :)

We don't use rubrics for things like letter names and sounds. We just put how many the student knows. I don't think a rubric is helpful for me or a parent with skills that are so black and white.

The only thing we use a rubric for consistently is their writing assessments and our end of the year math assessment.
 

Zia

Senior Member
And see, I think the rubric helps parents better understand where the child is. Saying the kiddo knows 14/26...doesn't tell the parent that that is below expectations for this point in the year.

Omg, this is the first time I have ever disagreed with Sbkangas! My world is a lil crumbly right now. :(
 

AddieJ

Senior Member
Don't be crumbly - you've helped me today :)
Thanks for sharing your rubrics - very thorough!
 

Zia

Senior Member
Addie, I hope it is helpful. I spent untold hours collaborating with my team to create that document. I know some of it is specific to our report card, but some should be general enough for anyone to make use of it.
 
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Sbkangas5

Senior Member
Omg, this is the first time I have ever disagreed with Sbkangas! My world is a lil crumbly right now. :(
LOL

Actually you have a point!;) I can see how a rubric could be helpful in that situation. I'm just thinking of our report card and how seeing a 2 or 3 is not as helpful or clear (to me) as seeing a 20/26 or whatever. Our report card needs a massive overhaul, though. Supposedly we are doing it next year, but I always am in the minority on my team so I kind of dread it!
 

ICrazyTeach

Senior Member
Thank you, ECGen and NoKetchup! I'm stashing both of those resources in my files. Now I just have to remember to dig them out when I think I could use them!
 
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