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Create Your School-Wide Behavior Rubric

Introduction to Rubrics: A Tool for School Culture

With your LiveSchool behavior rubric, you create an easy-to-follow roadmap that directs students towards the positive behaviors you want to recognize.

Your LiveSchool rubric is made up of two parts. 

  1. ‍Categories help you organize your rubric into clear sections.‍
  2. Behaviors are the expectations teachers use to record positive or negative points.

Categories (Excellence, Demonstrate Values, Academic Skills, etc.) group your behaviors (Helping Others, Improvement,Outstanding Participation, etc.) into clear sections.

A few questions set the foundation for your rubric. 

  • What are the values you want at the heart of your school culture? 
  • What specific behaviors contribute to building this culture? 
  • What do these behaviors look like throughout the school day?

For more tips on building your school's behavior rubric, check out our blog!

Organize Your Rubric

There are three popular ways to organize your rubric.

A values-based rubric (most common) organizes the rubric by the values your school wants to reinforce in your scholars.

You can label categories with a number to choose how they are sorted on your rubric.

A location-based rubric organizes behaviors by the locations where they are most relevant.

A grade-level-based rubric organizes your rubric for different age groups in your school.

We recommend organizing your rubric by values, then mixing and matching other approaches to meet your goals.

Culture Decision

Before customizing your rubric in LiveSchool - an important decision should be discussed amongst your team: will your school subtract for negative behaviors?

Make sure to configure LiveSchool to support your decision. Go to Setup > Site > Points System to choose this setting.

If you choose "No, Don't Subtract" you can still record negative points for data collection, but points will not be subtracted from students' point balances.

How to Create Your Behavior Rubric in LiveSchool

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