Tech Thursday

Online Rubric Makers

Reason for Rubrics

Rubrics are an important tool for all teachers. They explain the criteria that will be used to judge a particular piece of student work. By using a rubric, teachers have a complete analysis of every student's work measured against a consistent scale, teachers can provide better feedback to students, and students can clearly understand what is expected of them in a particular assignment. Keep reading for a few online tools that can make rubric making a snap!

Annenberg Learner

Need something quick and easy to use? This is it. The site will walk you through seven steps to build a rubric that assesses any writing assignment. You can use this with any grade level because you select the guidelines. This is a good tool for teachers who would like to work with students to develop a rubric or even have students create their own. Click here to visit Annenberg Learner Build a Rubric.


Create your own rubrics using templates designed for both core subjects and art, music, and multimedia. If you set up an account, you can save your rubrics and return to them later. RubiStar is ideal for teachers who have specific assessments in mind but would like some guidance in creating their rubric. Click here to visit Rubistar.

Orange Slice Teacher Rubric

Orange Slice Teacher Rubric is a Google Doc add on that dramatically speeds the grading time, presents the grade in a professional format and creates more time to provide students constructive feedback. Your personal rubric is read into a sidebar where you can quickly make rubric selections. Select the grade button and the rubric is filled-in and quickly converted into a grade.
Orange Slice - Teacher Rubric

Jennifer Butler

Instructional Partner

Florence High School