What is a rubric? A rubric is a scoring tool or guide that lists the specific criteria and the ranges for multiple levels of achievement for a piece of work or performance. A rubric consists of a set of well- defined factors and criteria describing the dimensions of an assignment to be assessed or evaluated.
Benefits of Rubrics Communicates the instructors expectations. Streamlines the process for feedback to the student. Facilitates equitable grading. Standardizes assessment across different instructors.
Types of Rubrics Analytic Holistic Check List Scoring Guide
Analytic Rubric Provide specific feedback along several dimensions. –Advantages: more detailed feedback, scoring more consistent across students and graders –Disadvantage: time consuming to score
Holistic Rubric Provide a single score based on an overall impression of a students performance on a task. –Advantages: quick scoring, provides overview of student achievement –Disadvantages: does not provide detailed information, may be difficult to provide one overall score
Checklist Contains a list of behaviors or specific steps –Checklists are a simple list of assessment criteria or components that must be present in student work. –All that is needed is a place to mark whether or not the student has accomplished the task or not, there is no judgment on the quality of the work.
Example of a Checklist VETERINARY TECHNICIAN CHECKLIST YESNO Administer oral tablet to a dog Administer oral tablet to a cat Trim nails Express anal sacs (dog) Clean and medicate ear pinnae and canal (dog or cat) Collect voided urine sample Administer Ophthalmic Medicine Intramuscular Injection (Dog or Cat) Glove and Gown using Aseptic Technique Open and Pass Equipment Using Aseptic Technique Operate Autoclave Fold/Wrap Surgical Packs For Autoclave Reconstitute and Administer Vaccine Administer Intravenous Injection on K9 IV Trainer
Scoring Guide Provides a description of only the highest level of performance for each assignment component –Advantages: easier to develop than a full analytic rubric –Disadvantages: more subjective and provides less feedback
Guidelines Objective descriptors Holistic and Analytic Rubrics –Use a 3+ zero scale –Use a 4+ zero scale –Use a point range starting at zero –Waypoint ready Checklists –Yes and No
Weighting Points on Rubric When reviewing or developing your rubric consider the weight that is distributed to measuring the SLOs. Consider ISLOs like… –Effective communication in various academic and career setting using technology as appropriate.
Work Time You will be doing one of the following: A.Evaluate your rubric- are you using the right type? B.Modify existing rubric. C.Create a rubric from scratch. When reviewing or constructing your rubric think about what type of data that you will gather based on the content that is addressed in your rubric. What will it tell you about student learning?
Next Steps Develop rubric (today, next quarterly meeting) Prepare to use rubric –Pilot or system-wide use? –Communication plan –Participate in inter-rater reliability Implement rubric –Save student samples Check validity and reliability of rubric