Rubrics provide a powerful tool for grading, assessment and feedback, and act as a transparent guide to students’ learning. Rubrics are made up of a set of evaluative criteria and performance scales that clearly outline essential components of an assessment task and communicate to students on how they are being assessed. They can also provide students with informative feedback on their strengths and weaknesses, and prompt students to reflect on their own work.
In this workshop, we discuss key features of a quality rubric, present some examples of rubric for assessing student work. You will then have an opportunity to explore the steps needed to construct a rubric for an assessment task, and how you can use them effectively to improve instruction