Types Of Rubrics : Analytic And Holistic

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The Vermont Book Award is a contest that would be best judged using a rubric. A rubric is simply a guide for assessment based on specific criteria. Its purpose is to grade a piece of work by performance and quality. It gives structure to observations and judgements, making it easier to give a subject an overall grade (Bookhart). Not only would the books be easier to grade, the structure of a rubric gives the grader a clear target which encourages the accuracy and fairness of a grade, as well as the advancement of personal learning (Wolf). There are two types of rubrics: analytic and holistic. A holistic rubric is a more general which can be applied to many things (Bookhart). However, I chose to create an analytic rubric because it is more specific, allowing me to produce the best possible analysis and winner for the Vermont Book Award. The most effective personally created rubrics have comprehensible language, a theme, description, and criterion that speaks to you as being significant (Miller). I believe that the rubric I created follows these aspects directly.

The rubric I generated is very specific, organized, and detailed in order to produce the best winner for the Vermont Book Award. I separated it into boxes of what I thought would be the criteria of the best book with a detailed description, the criteria weight, the percent to be earned, and page number, along with three sections to include quotes for the defense of a books earned percent in each category. First,…

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