What is it? This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades K-2 in being effective critical thinkers in a project, and can be used to assess their performance. This rubric is aligned with CCSS, but also can be used in non-CCSS settings.
Why do we like it? We think this rubric is clear, concrete, and student-friendly. It describes how the building blocks for critical thinking can be put in place even for young students.
How can you use it? Use this rubric to guide students and assess their work, or to inform your thinking as you create your own assessment tools. Schools and districts can adopt or adapt this rubric for use across all classrooms.