Rubrics are a scoring scale that provides evaluation and assessment for both students and teachers. Each program rubric is based on a 4-point scale, with 4 being the highest level of content mastery and 1 being a minimal mastering of the content. For the purpose of our evaluation, these rubrics were written holistically, so that teachers could give us a general assessment of their students’ content mastery before and after the field trip. For classroom use, teachers can break the holistic rubrics down by separating the components of each level into separate rubrics. Feel free to share these with your students so they know what we think they should learn on the field trip!

How to Use Rubrics