ForAllRubrics How To: Setting Up Your Roster

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So you’ve signed up for a free teacher account on ForAllRubrics and you’re wondering, “What do I do now?” This is part of a short series of posts on how to get started with the basic features of ForAllRubrics.  The posts in this series are:

  1. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Roster (this post)
  2. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics
  3. ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students

When you first login with your ForAllRubrics account, you’ll see something like the screen below.

Teacher-Home Screen

The first thing you’ll want to do is to add some students to your roster.  There are two easy ways to do this.  In the image below you can see how you can choose between:

  1. setting up your student roster by clicking on “Admin->Manage Students
  2. doing a quick add for students by clicking on “+ Add a Student

Add Students

To add a student, you will need to complete the information shown below.

Numeric Student Info

  1. The Student ID is a unique identifier for the student and allows them to be matched between classes
  2. A First Name is required
  3. A Last Name is required
  4. If you enter an Email Address, it will allow features such as emailing completed rubrics to students as well as an additional way to match students between classes
  5. When a student turns 13 they are permitted to push badges to their Backpack
  6. The Additional Email Addresses are for parents, guardians or others to support features such as emailing completed rubrics
  7. If you enter a Mobile Number it will be possible to send SMS messages to the number entered

Now that your Student Roster is set up, you are ready for:  ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics

ForAllRubrics How To: Setting Up Your Rubrics

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So you’ve signed up for a free teacher account on ForAllRubrics and you’re wondering, “What do I do now?” This is part of a short series of posts on how to get started with the basic features of ForAllRubrics.  The posts in this series are:

  1. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Roster
  2. ForAllRubrics How To:  Setting Up Your Rubrics (this post)
  3. ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students

To create your own rubric, click on the DESIGN link in the menu bar and then click on the Add button.

Adding Rubric

Select how you would like to score.  Choices include Rubric, Checklist or a Basic Badge. For this demo we will select Rubric.

Score Selection

To start, make sure you are on the Basic Editing page.  On this page, you will see the current version of your new rubric.  You can edit any field with a dotted-underline by simply clicking on it and typing in the new text.  As shown below, you will want to customize your Rubric Title, the Item Descriptions and the Criteria for Ratings.

Rubric Description

As shown below, you can also customize the Ratings Descriptions and the Points for each Rating as well as selecting colors for each column.      

Editing Items

You can also Add a RatingDelete a RatingCopy an ItemDelete an Item or Add Multiple Items.

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Once you are happy with your rubric, you can either print your rubric by clicking on the Print button or click on the Done button and go to the Manage Rubrics page.

Print-Done

If you clicked on the Print button, it will take you to the Print page, where you can save your rubric as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file or print the rubric on your printer.

Print Page

If you clicked on the Done button, it will take you back to the Manage Rubrics page, where you will now see your new rubric along with the three sample rubrics that we initial put in your rubrics collection.  From this page, you can easily:

  1. Edit a rubric
  2. Make a copy of a rubric
  3. Print a rubric
  4. Download a rubric as a spreadsheet file
  5. Share a rubric in the Library
  6. Archive a rubric (you can always get it back)
  7. Delete a rubric (you can’t get it back)

Manage Rubrics

Now when you go back to the My Class page, you will see your new rubric listed as one of the rubrics.

My Class

You are now ready to go on to:  ForAllRubrics How To:  Assessing Your Students.

New Features in ForAllRubrics

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We’ve released some exciting new features:

  • New Rubric Standards Report
    (automatically created with the standards that appear in the rubric)
  • Rearrange columns and rows
  • Assign ratings with decimal values
  • Standards alignment with the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence
  • Simplified Custom Standards Report
  • Simplified badge editing with basic/advanced mode

Documentation for the trickier features are provided below.  Please keep the feedback coming!


Rubric Standards Report

1.  Choose a rubric that is aligned with standards.

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2.  Go to the Rubric Standards Report.

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3.  Report is automatically generated for the standards that appear in the rubric.

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Rearrange columns and rows

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Assign ratings with decimal values

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ForAllRubrics Now Supports Alignment with the Australian Curriculum

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We are very excited to announce that teachers can now use ForAllRubrics to work with rubrics aligned with the Australian Curriculum in addition to the existing support for the Common Core State Standards.

Australian Curriculum


Standards Based Reporting With the Standards Report, you can easily view the individual levels of achievement for all the students in your class.

StandardsReport


Alignment of Rubrics. In advanced editing mode, you can align your whole rubric to one or more standards.

StandardByRubric


Alignment of Rubrics. You can also align individual items within your rubric to one or more standards.

StandardByItem


Alignment of Rubrics. You can customize the level of achievement for the ratings in your rubric (red, yellow or green).

LevelsOfAcheivement


A big thank you to all the Australian teachers using ForAllRubrics! We really appreciate your enthusiasm and support. We hope these new features are helpful to you in your classroom.