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Offline Cheyenne

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Testing if your grading rubric works
« on: April 13, 2019, 02:25:30 PM »

This website give a list of suggestions for evaluating your own grading rubric. At the end of the article is some sample rubric collection which includes a reading rubrics that you can also look at for ideas.


Their first suggestions is to evaluate the rubric for clarity. This starts with having your project objectives and making sure this is reflected in the rubric. The guidelines shouldn't be vague but something the can be easily observable in the assignment.


Next they suggest customizing the rubric for each assignment. A generic rubric for all assignments will be vague and may not measure the right things for each assignment. It's fine to have some similar categories such as length and such, but your should make sure the rubric is connected to the assignment objectives.


Finally, you can test how your rubric works by using it to grade some sample assignments. First, look at a student's project and give a holistic grade of what you think that assignment deserves. Then go through using your rubric and give them a grade based on your rubric. If both grades are within 5 points, then it's a good rubric. If they grade is much higher or lower, look through your rubric and revise.


http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/rubricswork.html

Offline agaldamez

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Re: Testing if your grading rubric works
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 05:14:21 PM »
This post made me appreciate the rubrics used in the ESL Writing courses that I teach. Each course has 3-4 modules with major assignments, and each major assignment has a distinct rubric. Overall, the creators of the rubrics did a good job in matching the module objectives and the grading categories.