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Rubric for the 6 Facets of Understanding

Rubric according to the book by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, Understanding by Design. (For strategies on designing curriculum to develop these facets of understanding, order the book from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development at


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Mardy Verano
Mardy Verano (Content Developer/Instructional Designer)
8 years ago

The rubric makes sense to me since I have gone through a series of UBD trainings. My major challenge was having to make my students (non-English speaking) understand the performance descriptors in each level (and the aspects at which they differed) so that they could use the rubric for self and peer assessment.

Technical Remarks:

the page shows the rubric bare; the book version is better

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 5 minutes