Research tells us that writing instruction is more effective when we use rubrics as a teaching tool and a tool for assessment. Students who have the goal of passing the TASC should know the TASC Essay Scoring Rubrics well and will benefit from using them in self-assessment and to “score” exemplar essays and/or peers’ writing.
Teachers should use rubrics consistently to assess student writing and provide them with consistent and unbiased feedback. You can also use free online tools like rubistar to create your own personalized rubrics. This short article will explain why we need to use rubrics as well as ways to use them effectively.