Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning Dannelle D. Stevens

ISBN: 9781579221140

Published: November 1st 2004

Hardcover

112 pages


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Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning  by  Dannelle D. Stevens

Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning by Dannelle D. Stevens
November 1st 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 112 pages | ISBN: 9781579221140 | 8.59 Mb

You need rubrics if: * You find yourself repeating the same comments on most student papers* You worry that you???re grading the latest papers differently from the first* You???re concerned about communicating the complexity of a semester-long assignment* You question the consistency of your and your colleagues???

grading scales * Grading is taking up far too much of your valuable timeResearch shows that rubrics save professors??? time while conveying meaningful and timely feedback for students, and promoting self-regulated and independent learning. The reason rubrics are little used in higher education is that few faculty members have been exposed to their use.At its most basic a rubric is a scoring tool that divides an assignment into its component parts and objectives, and provides a detailed description of what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable levels of performance for each part.Rubrics can be used to grade any assignment or task: research papers, book reviews, participation in discussions, laboratory work, portfolios, oral presentations, group work, and more.This book defines what rubrics are, and how to construct and use them.

It provides a complete introduction for anyone starting out to integrate rubrics in their teaching.The authors go on to describe a variety of processes to construct rubrics, including some which involve student participation.They demonstrate how interactive rubrics--a process involving assessors and the assessed in defining the criteria for an assignment or objective--can be effective, not only in involving students more actively in their learning, but in establishing consistent standards of assessment at the program, department and campus level.



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