Chocolate Chip Cookies and Rubrics

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Rubrics Helping Students Understand Rubrics in Inclusive Settings

Hall, E. W., & Salmon, S. J. (2003). Chocolate Chip Cookies and Rubrics. TEACHING Exceptional Children, (s 9).


This article addresses how educators can familiarize their students, with and without disabilities, with rubric language and the use of rubrics. It discusses why rubrics should be utilized, designing a rubric, and current uses of rubrics. A chocolate chip cookie rubric is provided as an example.

Choc chip rubric activity

How & Why:

I chose this artifact because an assessment of student comprehension and performance is often accomplished through the use of rubrics. What better way to engage students in a lesson about rubrics then with cookies. I think this article makes learning about rubrics fun and exciting while covering topics that an engaging. I would definitely incorporate the Chocolate chip rubric activity at the beginning of the year to help my students understand the difference between teacher center rubrics, students focus rubrics and why we’d use both in the classroom. I think this would also help the students understand authenticity, and avoiding personal bias using rubrics.


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