Designing rubrics for learning

Rubrics, are they a tool for making marking easier and more consistent? Or are they also a powerful tool for learning? by Katalin Mindum

Rubrics are designed to make marking easier and more consistent and they provide students with the expectations for each assignment.  A rubric which has been well designed and either marked-up or accompanied by verbal feedback on the assessment task, will provide students with a tool for self-evaluation, reflection and valuable insight on how they should proceed with subsequent learning activities.  

This short Rubrics for Learning video outlines how to design learning rubrics that will serve both the person marking the assessment and the student. 

Links to get you started:

 1.RSD Generic Skills Rubric (PDF) - links to Monash Arts Assessment Portfolio
Blank Rubric Template (Word Doc)  - links to Monash Arts Assessment Portfolio
Constructive Alignment and the Research Skills Development Framework (article)
RSD Framework

The video and handouts have also been included in the Arts Assessment Portfolio site (Monash staff only).

Why not transform your marking rubrics into a powerful tool for your students to enhance their learning.

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