Developing Rubrics for Fair, Consistent, Efficient Grading


Developing Rubrics for Fair, Consistent, Efficient Grading

When: Monday, November 7, 2016 3:00-4:30 pm, ILC 136

Facilitators: Lindsay Hansen (Asst. Prof. of Practice) and Brad Jacobson (Writing Support Specialist)

Description: Using effective grading rubrics for writing assignments is one way to facilitate student learning and make assessment more fair, consistent, and efficient (White and Wright, 2016). This workshop offers instructors an introduction to the practical considerations of using rubrics for assessing writing in general education and disciplinary courses. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss research-based practices for designing effective rubrics, analyze and evaluate sample rubrics, and begin to develop or revise a rubric for a writing assignment in their course. 

To maximize the benefit of this workshop, please bring a copy of an assignment you use for one of your courses.

Workshop Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. align rubric criteria with assignment goals and priorities
  2. evaluate rubric design to serve different purposes
  3. revise rubric criteria for clarity and purpose


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