Advantages

  • Easy to understand
  • Easy for students to use to double check work
  • Easy to grade

Disadvantages

  • Checks for knowledge the best
  • Checks for understanding may not be as obvious - rubric may be better
  • Students may not understand why some points are lost if points for part are large and not broken down

Examples

Find great checklists here for different grade levels/subjects: http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/

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