Goshen, IN (PRWEB) June 29, 2015
Haiku Learning, a K-12 learning platform, has released a powerful new rubrics tool, which makes it easier and more efficient for teachers to assess student work and mastery in Haiku Learning.
Teachers have the flexibility to choose from two different rubrics depending on their goals for an assignment. Points-based rubrics can be used to assign grades, and teachers can weigh criterion differently to emphasize higher order skills over lower order skills. Qualitative rubrics do not translate into a grade, but can be used to provide valuable feedback on where a student is in their learning and development.
“Whether a teacher is using a rubric for formative or summative assessment, our rubrics make it easier for them to assign, assess, and return work all without leaving Haiku Learning,” said Bryan Falcon, CEO and cofounder of Haiku Learning. “Like everything else in our platform, rubrics are tightly integrated with content, so students can better understand their teacher’s expectations for a given assignment by seeing the rubric attached.”
Once teachers create a rubric, they can assign it to a gradable item in the platform. They can also quickly repurpose existing rubrics to apply to other assignments, saving them valuable planning time for future assignments. And teachers who prefer grading offline also have the option to print out their rubrics.
Rubrics are now live and available to all teachers using Haiku Learning.
About Haiku Learning
Founded in 2006, Haiku Learning is a cloud-based learning platform designed exclusively for K-12 schools. Powering digital learning for more than 2 million students across the globe, Haiku Learning’s platform is known for its simple interface, flexible tools, and powerful integrations with other leading cloud services, such as Google Apps for Education. In 2014, Haiku won the Stevie Award for Customer Service and was named as one of the 2014 Indiana Companies to Watch by the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), its Indiana Small Business Development Center, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).