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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 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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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

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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

The video is of a persuasion speech

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

Give the Presentation a letter grade

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Collection of Scores

A

B

C

D

F

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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

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Why use a rubric?

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Why Use a Rubric?

Saves time and effort

Refines and improves ones 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

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Examples of Rubrics

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What is wrong with this rubric rubric

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Collection of Responses

Whats Wrong

Nothing

Too few traits

Too many traits

Too few levels

Too many levels

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Why is this one better?

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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

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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

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Lets Watch the Following Video Again

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

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Rubric for Scoring The Speech

TOTAL SCORE = accumulated points X 5 + 10 ________________________

15 X 5 = 25 +10 = 85

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

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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

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A Three Level Rubric

DimensionsExemplaryCompetentDevelopingThe things that you are looking for Content PresentationAnalysis

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A Three Level Rubric

DimensionsExemplaryCompetentDevelopingKnowledge and Understanding 30%0-30 pointsThinking/Inquiry30%0-30 pointsGrammar/Writing20%0-20 pointsCreativity/Innovation20%0-20 points

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A Three Level Rubric

DimensionsExemplaryDo this first1CompetentThen do this one last 3DevelopingDo this next 2Relevant ContentPrefect Adequate Awful Clear ArgumentConclusion Citations

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On-Line resourceRubistar

RubiStar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

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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

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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

RubiStar http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php

Rubrics Generator (free)

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

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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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