Assessments and Rubrics

"Assessment is one of the biggest challenges for new and experienced teachers. Most of the time grading requires that qualitative judgments become quantitative, in a way that often feels arbitrary or inconsistent. Students, and sometimes their parents, are nervous and often upset about grades. Assessment at its best is a communication tool that tells students what skills they have developed and how they should proceed. And it goes both ways. Classroom Assessment Techniques are quick, simple activities you can use to determine what students understand and where they still need help. We've compiled these resources to make assessment less stressful and more useful for both you and the students."

Source: http://tep.uoregon.edu/resources/newteach/assessment.html