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to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey
Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning.
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.
wonderfully compact introduction to rubrics will serve
higher education teachers well [and] when departments
or groups of faculty use rubrics as described in this
book, they will indeed achieve the ‘academic currency’ sought
today in higher education."
-- Amy Driscoll, director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment CSU, Monterey
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.
be used to grade any assignment or task: research papers, book
reviews, participation in discussions, laboratory work, portfolios,
oral presentations, group work, and more.
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.
Here are some reviews of our book...
Owens, K. R. (2006). Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 30(1).
Mubashshir Majeeed, D. (2007). Teaching Theology and Religion,10 (2).
Stevens and Antonia Levi, both of Portland State University,
then 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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