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Using Rubricsto Improve Learning<br />Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Ph.D.Associate Dean<br />Adapted from a presentation given t...
What is a Rubric?<br /><ul><li>An explicit set of criteria used for assessing a particular type of work or performance
usually includes levels of potential achievement for each criterion
sometimes also includes work or performance samples that typify each of those levels </li></ul>Source: Teaching, Learning,...
Why are Rubrics Valuable?<br /><ul><li>Helps us (teachers) clarify our often unspoken assumptions about an assignment
Improves the quality of student work because expectations are explicit
Provides a transparent and structured process for evaluation</li></li></ul><li>Example: Emmanuel Writing Rubric<br />
When Should I Use a Rubric?<br /><ul><li>Before Beginning an Assignment
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A workshop given by Gail Matthews-DeNatale to the faculty of Emmanuel College

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  1. 1. Using Rubricsto Improve Learning<br />Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Ph.D.Associate Dean<br />Adapted from a presentation given to the faculty of Simmons College<br />
  2. 2. What is a Rubric?<br /><ul><li>An explicit set of criteria used for assessing a particular type of work or performance
  3. 3. usually includes levels of potential achievement for each criterion
  4. 4. sometimes also includes work or performance samples that typify each of those levels </li></ul>Source: Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group<br />
  5. 5. Why are Rubrics Valuable?<br /><ul><li>Helps us (teachers) clarify our often unspoken assumptions about an assignment
  6. 6. Improves the quality of student work because expectations are explicit
  7. 7. Provides a transparent and structured process for evaluation</li></li></ul><li>Example: Emmanuel Writing Rubric<br />
  8. 8. When Should I Use a Rubric?<br /><ul><li>Before Beginning an Assignment
  9. 9. Share with students to
  10. 10. explain assignment scope and essential elements
  11. 11. indicate expectations for quality
  12. 12. During an Assignment
  13. 13. Tool to guide comments on drafts, peer feedback, and self assessment
  14. 14. Reference document students consult outside/between class
  15. 15. After an Assignment
  16. 16. Save time in grading (provides structure and focus)
  17. 17. Increase the “fairness” in your grading
  18. 18. Explain rationale to students who question grades</li></li></ul><li>How Do You Create a Rubric?<br /><ul><li>Determine desired learning outcomes
  19. 19. Consider project/assignment elements
  20. 20. Define success, evaluate only measurable criteria
  21. 21. Divide task into different skills
  22. 22. Label the levels of performance
  23. 23. Get feedback</li></ul>Tip:Get a “leg up” by borrowing rubrics from others and adapting them to meet your needs<br />http://rubistar.4teachers.org<br />
  24. 24. Example: Online Discussion<br />
  25. 25. Example: Group Work<br />

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