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# Life Just Got A Little Easier

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Materials from the 2010 Realizing Student Potential Conference Presentation on Grading and Rubrics

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### Life Just Got A Little Easier

1. 1. Life Just Got a Little Easier…<br />Realizing Student Potential, 2010<br />Laura Bursch<br />Ed Dillon<br />Jennifer Malarski<br />Cheryl Neudauer<br />Linda Russell<br />Jenny Sippel<br />Minneapolis Community & Technical College<br />
2. 2. Grading Woes<br />I just can’t face another paper!<br />
3. 3. Our Process <br />Identified learning goals<br />Broke down into separate criteria<br />Described acceptable level performance, then superior and needs work<br />Gave students the rubric along with assignment<br />Graded using the rubric<br />Reflected on how it worked, what to change, etc.<br />
4. 4. Sample Rubric Template<br />You may:<br /><ul><li>assign points for each level of performance.
5. 5. circle or mark what you see for each criteria.
6. 6. ask students to check the rubric as they complete the assignment to see if they are on track.</li></li></ul><li>Sharing our Rubrics<br />Laura-Biology<br />Jennifer-Business<br />Jenny-Library & Information Studies<br />Ed-Mathematics<br />
7. 7. Use a Rubric<br />Using a rubric to score math quizzes<br />
8. 8. Create a Rubric for Cookies!<br />What criteria will you measure? Put them in the left column. <br />Describe an acceptable example for each criteria and put it in the Acceptable column.<br />Describe Superior and Needs Work.<br />Examine and taste your cookies and use the rubric.<br />
9. 9. Evaluate the Rubric<br />Did the rubric work for you? What might you need to tweak?<br />Did you think of all necessary criteria?<br />Did you describe each level appropriately for you to make a good judgment?<br />
10. 10. Try it out on your own assignment!<br />Write learning outcomes (criteria).<br />Describe the acceptable performance.<br />Then describe superior and needs work.<br />Try it out. Evaluate. Tweak.<br />Then, next time, hand out the rubric along with the assignment so students can see how they are graded.<br />
11. 11. Some Things Remain Unpredictable<br />Used with permission<br />
12. 12. Online Resources<br />http://www.rcampus.com/indexrubric.cfm<br />http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/intech/rubrics.htm<br />http://www.tcnj.edu/~writing/faculty/rubrics.html<br />http://www.oaklandcc.edu/assessment/assessmenttools/UtilizingRubrics.htm<br />