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Effective Grading: Rubrics as Tools for Grading. Presented by Alix Darden Adapted from a presentation by: Spencer Benson, Director Center for Teaching Excellence University of Maryland. 7 Principles for Good Practice (Chickering & Gamson, 1987). Encourages student-faculty contact

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Effective grading rubrics as tools for grading

Effective Grading: Rubrics as Tools for Grading

Presented by Alix Darden

Adapted from a presentation by:

Spencer Benson,

Director Center for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland


7 principles for good practice chickering gamson 1987

7 Principles for Good Practice(Chickering & Gamson, 1987)

  • Encourages student-faculty contact

  • Encourages cooperation among students

  • Encourages active learning

  • Gives prompt feedback

  • Emphasizes time on task

  • Communicates high expectations

  • Respects diverse talents and ways of learning


Watch the following video

Watch the Following Video

  • The video is of a persuasion speech

  • URL = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYtm8uEo5vU

  • Give the Presentation a letter grade


Collection of scores

Collection of Scores

  • A

  • B

  • C

  • D

  • F


What are rubrics

What are Rubrics

  • Tools for assessment management

    • Helps keep grading consistent

    • Save time

    • Promote student learning

    • Convey feedback

    • Help students understand what is expected

    • Help students understand their grade


Why use a rubric

Why use a rubric?


Why use a rubric1

Why Use a Rubric?

  • Saves time and effort

  • Refines and improves one’s teaching

  • Allows for increased consistency of grading

  • Provide timely feedback to students

  • Helps prepare students to use feed back

  • Facilitates communication about assignments and criteria (transparency)

  • Enhances student learning and engagement


Examples of rubrics

Examples of Rubrics


What is wrong with this rubric rubric

What is wrong with this rubric rubric


Collection of responses

Collection of Responses

  • “What’s Wrong”

    • Nothing

    • Too few traits

    • Too many traits

    • Too few levels

    • Too many levels


Why is this one better

Why is this one better?


The nature of the rubric is essential

The Nature of the Rubric is Essential

  • With the first rubric: A diverse panel of faculty scored samples of student writing. We observed a wide range of differences in scores, e.g. for the same item

  • With the second rubric: A diverse panel of graduate students gave consistent scoring of a large sample of similar student writings


Rubric help student learning

Rubric Help Student Learning

When students know what is expected the work product is often better

  • Better student products = easier grading

    When student understand the grading criteria there are less complaints

  • Less student complaints = more time


Lets watch the following video again

Lets Watch the Following Video Again

  • This time use the supplied rubric (handout, white paper) to assign a score 0-100


Rubric for scoring the speech

Rubric for Scoring The Speech

15 X 5 = 25 +10 = 85

TOTAL SCORE = accumulated points X 5 + 10 ________________________


Effective grading rubrics as tools for grading

Rubrics allow faster gradingRubrics allow for peer reviewRubrics allow you to look at specific components of student learning


Constructing a rubric

Constructing a Rubric

  • Reflect

    • What do you want from the students, e.g. what is goal of the assignment/assessment?

  • List

    • The specific criteria/objectives

  • Group and Label

    • Group similar objectives

  • Apply

    • Develop the rubric

  • Refine

    • Adjust the rubric


A three level rubric

A Three Level Rubric


A three level rubric1

A Three Level Rubric


A three level rubric2

A Three Level Rubric


On line resource rubistar

On-Line resourceRubistar

  • RubiStarhttp://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php


Things to consider

Things to Consider

  • Adapt existing rubrics

  • Use the rubric as a short cut to reduce grading time

    • Check boxes

    • Circle the characteristics

  • Provide the rubric with the assignment

    • Makes grading more transparent

    • Helps students know what is expected

  • Involve students in developing the rubric


Resources

Resources

  • The Effects of Instructional Rubrics on Learning to Write

    • http://cie.asu.edu/volume4/number4/

  • Scoring rubrics: what, when and how?

    • Scoring rubrics: what, when and how?. Moskal, Barbara M.

  • Create Your Own Rubrics Online

    • RubiStarhttp://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

  • Rubrics Generator (free)

    • http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/


Reflections

Reflections

  • How might you use rubrics in your SoTL project?

  • Where in your assessment of student learning would a rubric help you determine what learning is and is not developing in the students?


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