What is a rubric?
- A scoring guide that outlines criteria for assessment with different levels or standards of performance.
- Identifies all the needed attributes of quality or development in a process, product or performance and defines different levels for each of these attributes.
- Sets clear expectations – conveys expectations for students work and achievement in ways that students can understand and use
- Links learning outcomes directly to assessment expectations
- Help students meet their goals
- identifies attributes of exemplary work
- monitor their own performance and achievement
- Reinforces the importance of using and providing evidence
- Can help teachers justify and validate grades – a transparent process
- Do they go far enough?
- clarity at the expense of description and responsiveness?
- Most criteria are complex, multidimensional
- may be difficult to articulate
- often 'tacit' in the mind of the teacher
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Individually or in your group (or find those with similar discipline specific interests), create a rubric (on paper, using the following link, or adapt the template provided) that you can use in your practice. Summative Assessment Ideas