Rubrics – a review

Rubrics can  be extraordinarily powerful teacher devices. They are useful for guiding students in the task, for peer-review purposes and for providing timely feedback. The only trouble with them is that they might be difficult to write, eg. what’s the difference between the ‘excellent’ performance descriptor and the ‘very good’ one?

Case study rubric marked up pdf[5]

In the example above, Julia Savage has reviewed a rubric for a case study (click on the link to enlarge) looking for common problems. Use this review to review one of your rubrics.Remember, rubrics don’t have rules but there are some common issues to avoid.

For more information on rubrics visit the Teaching and Learning Approaches(CloudDeakin) module – Writing rubrics for effective feedback. (Contact us for enrolment details.)

Vikki Pollard


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