As the Berkeley Center for Teaching and Learning points out:
Rubrics aren't just for summative evaluation. They can be used as a teaching tool as well. When used by students as part of a formative assessment, they can help students understand both the holistic nature and/or specific analytics of learning expected, the level of learning expected, and then make decisions about their current level of learning to inform revision and improvement (Reddy & Andrade, 2010)."
Rubrics help instructors:
Rubrics help students:
Sample rubrics linked below are available online through a variety of institutions' academic assessment and center for teaching & learning websites.
This rubric for creating an anti-racist classroom environment was created by Cole M. James for the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA.