Dannae Del Campo Méndez
When it comes to assess students rubrics are one of the most important facts that it must be
covered by a teacher. Creating a good rubric will allow students to familiarize theirselves with the
task, they will know what teachers expect of their performances so they can develop a better work
and get better results. Moreover, it is not only beneficial for students to assess them through
rubrics but also for the teacher. In this way, the teacher will have a clear view of what he/she
wants to assess through the tasks and at the moment to correct and give students a score it will be
fair. Another important fact that I learnt in this unit was which types of rubrics, checklist or scales I
should use for each specific area that I want to assess. For example, if I want to assess listening, it
is much better if I use a checklist.
After understanding how to produce a consistent and precise rubric, I could understand why
teachers, during all my years studying at school and at the university, were so emphatic at the
moment of asking us to read the rubrics before developing a task. It is a benefit for students to
realize what teachers want from them and it also helps teachers to have more reliable results.