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Grading and Performance Rubrics What are Rubrics? A rubric is a scoring tool that explicitly represents the performance expectations for an assignment or piece of work.
A rubric divides the assigned work into component parts and provides clear descriptions of the characteristics of the work associated with each component, at varying levels of mastery.
Rubrics can be used for a wide array of assignments: Rubrics can be used as scoring or grading guides, to provide formative feedback to support and guide ongoing learning efforts, or both. Advantages of Using Rubrics Using a rubric provides several advantages to both instructors and students.
Grading consistency is difficult to maintain over time because of fatigue, shifting standards based on prior experience, or intrusion of other criteria. Furthermore, rubrics can reduce the time spent grading by reducing uncertainty and by allowing instructors to refer to the rubric description associated with a score rather than having to write long comments.
Finally, grading rubrics are invaluable in large courses that have multiple graders other instructors, teaching assistants, etc. Used more formatively, rubrics can help instructors get a clearer picture of the strengths and weaknesses of their class.
By recording the component scores and tallying up the number of students scoring below an acceptable level on each component, instructors can identify those skills or concepts that need more instructional time and student effort. Grading rubrics are also valuable to students.
A rubric can help instructors communicate to students the specific requirements and acceptable performance standards of an assignment.
When rubrics are given to students with the assignment description, they can help students monitor and assess their progress as they work toward clearly indicated goals.
When assignments are scored and returned with the rubric, students can more easily recognize the strengths and weaknesses of their work and direct their efforts accordingly. Examples of Rubrics Here are links to a diverse set of rubrics designed by Carnegie Mellon faculty and faculty at other institutions.
Although your particular field of study and type of assessment activity may not be represented currently, viewing a rubric that is designed for a similar activity may provide you with ideas on how to divide your task into components and how to describe the varying levels of mastery.
Paper Assignments Example 1: Anthropology Writing Assignments This rubric was designed for a series of short writing assignments in anthropology, CMU.
This rubric was designed for essays and research papers in history, CMU. Capstone Project in Design This rubric describes the components and standard of performance from the research phase to the final presentation for a senior capstone project in the School of Design, CMU.
Engineering Design Project This rubric describes performance standards on three aspects of a team project: Research and Design, Communication, and Team Work. Oral Presentations Example 1: Oral Exam This rubric describes a set of components and standards for assessing performance on an oral exam in an upper-division history course, CMU.
Math Rubrics Exemplars scoring rubrics are excellent tools for assessing student work. Exemplars math material includes standards-based rubrics that define what work meets a standard, and allows teachers (and students) to distinguish between different levels of performance. Rubrics are great tools for making expectations explicit. Thanks for this post which gives me some vocabulary to discuss rubrics. Though, I could use some resources on rubric scoring, b/c I see a lot of teachers simply adding up the number of squares and having that be the total point value of an assignment, which leads to incorrect grades on assignments. Writing Assignments Rubric Derived from rubric: Humanities Journalism Law Math Medical Music Philosophy Physical Ed., Fitness Physics Link, embed, and showcase your rubrics on your website. Email. Email this rubric to a friend.
Group Presentations This rubric describes a set of components and standards for assessing group presentations in a history course, CMU. Discussion Class This rubric assesses the quality of student contributions to class discussions.
This is appropriate for an undergraduate-level course, CMU. Advanced Seminar This rubric is designed for assessing discussion performance in an advanced undergraduate or graduate seminar.Using Classroom Assessment Techniques.
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are a set of specific activities that instructors can use to quickly gauge students’ comprehension.
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Learn how to actively engage students in literature response with more than 39 imaginative projects designed to enhance comprehension of both fiction and nonfiction literature. Creating and Using Rubrics.
A rubric is a scoring tool that explicitly describes the instructor’s performance expectations for an assignment or piece of work. Sample Rubrics. To get started, download these sample rubrics for grading discussion topics, writing assignments, blogs, journals, wikis, etc. and import them into your course.
Here’s how to import a rubric into your Blackboard course: On the Control Panel, expand the Course Tools section and select Rubrics. Writing Across the Curriculum: R.A.F.T. Prompts for History & Social Studies Class building a writing prompt that challenges students to think deeply about history.
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