Lets face facts, most students have little or no idea why they get a particular grade. A student may think they worked hard ( I stress think!) or they may know they were pretty much correct in an essay or question, but for the most part grading remains a mystery to most students. In order to take some of the mystery out of the process teachers often use a device called a rubric. A rubric is essentially a grading guide that tells you how your work will be assessed.
The guide below is a basic rubric which you may use as a guide to how I will assess work throughout the year. By giving you this guide you should have a better understanding of what is expected of you and of how you will be graded. If a project has a different rubric it will be provided to you in advance.