ERIC Number: ED436569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
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Improving Achievement and Student Satisfaction through Criteria-Based Evaluation: Checklists and Rubrics in Educational Research Courses.
Wilson, Vicki A.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
The traditional "black box" approach to evaluation of assignments in educational research courses has at least two effects: (1) products that fail to meet the expectations of the instructor; and (2) frustration on the part of students who do not know exactly what is expected, and who are consequently confused about or disappointed in the grades they receive. Solutions to these problems include developing checklists and rubrics that break complex tasks, such as writing research proposals and master's theses, into component parts, using the checklists and rubrics to guide students' work, and then grading the students on how well they complete each component. Included in the appendix are sample checklists for scoring content, quality of writing, and adherence to American Psychological Association (APA) style in research proposals, as well as rubrics for master's theses and group research project presentations. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Point Clear, AL, November 17-19, 1999).