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ERIC Number: ED458392
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Using Rubrics. Teacher to Teacher.
Kist, Bill
Rubrics are tools that formalize the process of evaluation by explicitly stating the criteria to be used for grading. Rubrics help students to evaluate the quality of their work as they progress through a class. They may be very helpful to Ohio adult educators in helping to evaluate the Uniform Portfolio that must be kept on every student within a program, according to the Ohio Performance Accountability System. The benefit of using rubrics is that they allow the instructor to create something unique to local needs, yet fulfill the mandate of having a system that is uniform and consistent. Rubrics can be used to evaluate an individual work or a student's entire body of work. A rubric must be developed before the evaluation begins. Rubrics can take many forms: holistic a set of generalized descriptions what "above average,""average," and "below average" are in the developer's mind; developmental what is being evaluated is put on a continuum of stages; and analytic which allows one to measure something against several different criteria. The process of developing an analytic rubric has several steps. The first step is making a list of desired characteristics. The next is, looking at each characteristic, deciding what "excellent,""above average,""average," and "below average" look like. The last step is weighting each criterion. (YLB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.; Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Ohio Literacy Resource Center.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio