Rubistar is a web site that helps you make rubrics (marking system) for any of your projects. There are some rubrics already made up and you can search some that are already made by other teachers for projects. . You can save the rubric you make either online so students can go to it that way, save it in excel or save it as a word document. Attached is the instructions on how to use Rubistar. rubrics are a communication tool that helps tell students what they will be graded on, how much each area is worth in value, and describes to both students, teachers and parents how to get a good grade on a specific aspect of the project or assignment. Teachers can create the various levels of performance for assessment of student's work. It also is a great way of making marking a number of projects quicker, with expectations of all parties understood. See this PowerPoint to understand more about rubrics.
Below are two videos that explains how to use Rubistar.
Read more: How to Create a Rubric to assess student performance using Rubistar | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6000824_create-student-performance-using-rubistar.html#ixzz0uqBZAG7F . Finally, for your information - this site is free. You don't have to make an account to use this projgram. It use to be that to have an account you needed to pay, but now, for some reason, you can make an account for free.