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Ep. 035: Rubrics 101

Take the pain out of evaluating the subjective elements of your students’ learning. In this episode, we explore the advantages of developing and using rubrics. What makes a rubric more than a checklist? And how can rubrics help us gut-check out teaching, to make sure we’re really focusing on what’s important to students? Dr. Julie-Ann McFann, CTLT’s Program Team leader, joins us to talk rubric construction, why language is as important as concepts when putting your “grid” together, and whether or not your should share your rubric with your students before they begin the assignment.

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Show Notes

Here are some additional resources:

  • Julie-Ann mentioned Rubistar, a free online resource to help educators in all grade levels and across the disciplines create customized rubrics.
  • This eMentors video explores the basics of creating a rubric.
  • Looking to grade your students’ participation in class? A rubric can help. This LIFT (Little Idea for Teaching) explains the process.
  • Bonnie B. Mullinix’s popular “Rubric for Rubrics” helps you create grids with appropriate scope and detail.

See also:

Richlin, L. (2006). Blueprint for learning: Constructing college courses to facilitate, assess, and document learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

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2019-02-26T10:53:13.829-06:00 2019