Creating and Using Effective Rubrics

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Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.18.16 PMToo often, criteria in rubrics examine surface level features of student performance or the requirements of an assignment. In contrast, effective rubrics employ criteria that look for qualities in student work that indicate the quality of student learning.  Just like the task itself, rubrics must match the learning outcomes they are intended to assess. In this webinar, Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., Consultant, Brookhart Enterprises LLC, focused on creating or adapting rubrics for classroom use. The session emphasized: How to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning; How to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately from learning; How to involve students in using rubrics. Participants learned how to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning. Finally, participants learned five strategies for involving students in using rubrics to support: shared learning targets, student self-reflection and self-assessment, teacher feedback, peer feedback, and student goal setting.

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