Children need to be challenged and pushed, not to the point where they give up,
but to the point where they think, "Wow, look at me go!" (via @theteachinggame on Twitter)

- are not checklists
- are about the quality of work
- need to help students identify ways to improve

Quality Rubric wiki (a must-read to avoid confusion between rubrics, checklists and learning continuums)

54 Examples of Formative Assessment (crowd-sourced, put togeher by David Wees) - download as PPT/PDF or print

Bloom's taxonomy -based rubric generator

RUBRICS for nearly everything: from digital products & process to writing, math, science etc)

RubiStar - Customize rubrics (from oral presentation, maths and science, to music and multimedia)

Rubric template - Use your own criteria, type and print

Other rubric generators - from

Language Arts Rubrics (and graphic organizers) - from S.C.O.R.E.

The Authentic Assessment Toolbox (with explanations and downloadable PDF samples)

TEMPLATES for assessment - extremely useful for report cards!

Rubrics and assessment tools - Kathy Shrock's list

Self-Assessment in Elementary Classroom

Rubrics from University of Wisconsin (any subject, digital tools included)

Educational Origami wiki - digital tools rubrics (Skype, blogging etc)

Dare to Differentiate wiki

A very good PBL rubric (PDF)

10 Assessments You Can Perform in 90 Seconds - Simple assessments that test for complexity. Love them.