Presentation on theme: "Using Rubrics to Grade, Assess, and Improve Learning"— Presentation transcript:
1Using Rubrics to Grade, Assess, and Improve Learning Mary AllenMarch 7, 2014
2My GoalEach of you will leave this room with at least one new idea for using rubrics to foster student learning.
3Academic Program Assessment Assessment is an on-going process designed to monitor and improve student learning. Faculty:develop explicit statements of what students should learn (student learning outcomes)require students to perform each outcomeassess how well students performed each outcomeuse results to improve student learning of each outcome (close the loop)
4Assessing the Evidence Usually involves subjective judgmentsRubrics provide the criteria to guide these judgments
13Rubrics Across the Curriculum Students learn to do things better by practice with feedback.What would happen if your students were given feedback on the same writing rubric for every paper they wrote in your curriculum or the same speaking rubric for every presentation they made in your curriculum?
14Adapting Assessment Rubrics for Grading Four examplesYou don’t have to like all of them.
15Grading Using This Rubric Every student receives explicit feedback on at least three major dimensions of speaking.Faculty can grade students rapidly.Students can give quick feedback to their peers.Students and you can track improvements on at least three dimensions.Combining student data on each dimension allows you to identify which aspects of the outcome students are achieving and which they are not achieving at the level you expect.
16Give it a try.Imagine we finished the Group Collaboration Rubric on page 4.How would you adapt this rubric to grade your students’ group collaboration skills?Explain to someone near you why you prefer your adaptation.
17Rubrics Can: Speed up grading Clarify expectations to students Reduce student grade complaintsHelp faculty create better assignmentsHelp faculty tailor instruction to meet students’ needs
18Suggestions for Using Rubrics in Courses As we discuss each idea, think about how you could adapt it for use in your own courses.You don’t have to like every idea.
19Suggestions for Using Rubrics in Courses Share and discuss grading rubrics in advance.Integrate rubrics into lectures and activities.Develop a rubric with your students.Have students apply the rubric to samples.Have students give peer feedback.Have students self-assess.
20Discuss with someone near you how you might use one or more of these ideas in a course you teach.
21Ideas to ConsiderUse program assessment to improve students' learning opportunities.Work with colleagues to integrate assessment rubrics across your curriculum.Adapt assessment rubrics for grading in your courses.Integrate rubrics into courses:share grading rubrics with students before they do their workintegrate rubrics into lectures or activitiesdevelop rubrics with your studentshave students apply rubrics to sample productshave students provide peer feedback using rubricshave students self-assess using rubrics
22My GoalEach of you will leave this room with at least one new idea for using rubrics to foster student learning.