We use rubrics for EVERYTHING! In our classroom, parents don't even see traditional grades like an A,B,C etc. We believe that they are much better informed about a student's progress when we use a standards-based rubric. Parents and students love it too!
We make some of our rubrics using the tool rubistar. Although, often we find it is even easier to just create the rubrics using the standards. Here's an example of a rubric we just created for our opinion writing unit.
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