More on rubrics
1) They determine the stages of learning a particular skill or creating a particular assignment, and they describe what those stages look like.
2) They objectively assess student learning and communicate direct, clear, and concise feedback to students.
Highlights of what rubrics can do for your students and your teaching:
- Rubrics make assessing student work efficient, consistent, and objective.
- Rubrics provide specific feedback that a single grade cannot supply. They show students their strengths and where there is still need for improvement.
- Rubrics give students concrete direction on what the assignment asks of them. For example, a rubric states clearly what good persuasive paper looks like.
- Rubrics encourage independent thinking and self-reflection because students are asked to analyze their own work and compare it to the standard set by the rubric.
- Rubrics help students better understand the grade they’ve received. And this often means fewer grade debates between students and professors.
If you have any questions about how to create or use rubrics for specific assignments in your courses or for use in Academic Department Review, please don’t hesitate to contact Vasilka Maslanka, assessment coordinator at x2364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.