This course is designed for classroom and special education teachers who want to increase their knowledge and skills in building and using assessment rubrics to aid in student understanding. Many rubrics used are checklists, and while they may be useful, they often do not allow for growth of students. This course will address the need for teachers to be able to use the wealth of information available about assessment and rubrics, and their knowledge of content to design rubrics that allow students use the rubrics for self assessment and reflection purposes. Formative rubrics help students create understanding not only of the content being taught, but also of the performance standards they are meeting and quality of their work. Summative rubrics will help both students and teachers assess the amount of learning achieved. Throughout the course, you will engage in readings, discussions, and exploratory activities that will help you create rubrics that assess the learning of your students while focusing your students on the goals and objectives of their assignments.