Introduction to Rubrics: an assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning
Introduction to Rubrics: an assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning, by Dannelle D. Stevens and Antonia Levi, Stylus Publishing, 2005.
From the publisher: Research shows that rubrics save professors’ time while conveying meaningful and timely feedback for students, and promoting self-regulated and independent learning. The reason rubrics are little used in higher education is that few faculty members have been exposed to their use.
This book defines what rubrics are, and how to construct and use them. It provides a complete introduction for anyone starting out to integrate rubrics in their teaching.
The authors go on to describe a variety of processes to construct rubrics, including some which involve student participation.They demonstrate how interactive rubrics–a process involving assessors and the assessed in defining the criteria for an assignment or objective–can be effective, not only in involving students more actively in their learning, but in establishing consistent standards of assessment at the program, department and campus level.
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