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What's a Rubric?

"Rubrics," Martha J. Larkin. Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology 2008. "A rubric is a measurement and instructional tool that communicates instructor expectations to learners and uses explicitly stated criteria to categorize levels of performance regarding various skill levels, behaviors, product quality, and/or process quality." Read More

Basic Readings

"Teaching with Rubrics: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,"
Heidi Goodrich Andrade. College Teaching 53(1), Winter 2005, 27-30.
"This article gives a brief overview of the structure and purposes of rubrics; reviews the benefits of using rubrics as both teaching and grading tools; warns against approaches that limit the effectiveness of rubrics; and urges instructors to take simple steps toward ensuring the validity, reliability, and fairness of their rubrics."
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"Student Perspectives on Rubric-referenced Assessment,"
Heidi Andrade and Ying Du. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation 10(3), April 2005, 1-11.
"This study suggests that students use rubrics to support their own learning and academic performance."
"Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning,"
Heidi Goodrich Andrade. Educational Leadership 57(5), 2000, 13-18.
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"Designing Scoring Rubrics for Your Classroom,"
Craig A. Mertler. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation 7(25), 2001, 1-10.
Includes steps in the design of scoring rubrics.
"Authentic Tasks and Rubrics: Going Beyond Traditional Assessments in College Teaching,"
Kathleen Montgomery. College Teaching 50(1), 2002, 34-39.
"The intent of this article is to encourage the use of authentic tasks and assessment rubrics to round out the assessment of student learning in many college courses."
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Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning.
Dannelle D. Stevens and Antonia Levi. Sterling, Va.: Stylus Pub., 2005. 

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