Rubric for grading Buffalo Silhouettes

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A The work is superior
  • The student displayed mastery
  • All instructions were followed
  • The 3-4 symbols or images depict the assigned viewpoint
  • The explanation of the selection of the symbols or images is consistent with the assigned viewpoint.
B The work is excellent
  • The student displayed substantial understanding
  • All instructions were followed
  • The 3-4 symbols or images evidently depict the assigned viewpoint
  • The explanation of the selection of the symbols or images is fairly consistent with the assigned viewpoint.
C The work is above average
  • The student displayed shallow understanding
  • All instructions were mostly followed
  • The 3-4 symbols or images sometimes depict the assigned viewpoint
  • The explanation of the selection of the symbols or images was rairely consistent with the assigned viewpoint.
D The work is poor
  • The student did not display substantial understanding
  • All instructions were not followed
  • The 3-4 symbols or images did not depict the assigned viewpoint
  • The explanation of the selection of the symbols or images is not consistent with the assigned viewpoint.
F None of the criteria were met


Adapted from "Mr. Percoco's Teaching Road Warrior's Rubric Reference Page."
James A. Percoco, Divided We Stand: Teaching About Conflict in U.S. History (Portsmouth, NH Heinenmann 2001)