Using Rubrics to Assess Student Work


Rubrics make grading criteria clearer to faculty and students, students turn in better work, and feedback is more objective and consistent. In this workshop, we explain how to develop and use rubrics. We will also introduce iRubric, a tool available within Sakai. If there is interest, a follow-up session can provide hands on with iRubric.

Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe elements of a rubric

  • Develop a rubric for use with low or high stakes assessment

  • Implement rubrics in your assessment practices

What to Bring:
  • A sample assignment

Fa19 Rubrics Handout


In the Library:
  • Introduction to Rubrics ¬†- ¬†Dannelle Stevens & Antonia Levi (2013)
    [Kaneb Center LB 3063 .S74 2013]
  • Effective Grading - Barbara Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson (Chapter 4) [Kaneb Center LB2368.W35 2010)
Online Resources:
 Certificates: Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoctoral scholar certificates:

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