ERIC Number: EJ1065337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
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Reference Count: 26
Rubric Use in Formative Assessment: A Detailed Behavioral Rubric Helps Students Improve Their Scientific Writing Skills
Greenberg, Kathleen P.
Teaching of Psychology, v42 n3 p211-217 Jul 2015
A detailed rubric initially designed as a scoring instrument for grading APA-style empirical research reports was tested for its ability to help students improve their scientific writing skills. Students who used the rubric while preparing their reports wrote a higher quality report than did students who did not. Students also improved the quality of their own reports after using the rubric to grade a report written by one of their classmates. These findings provide some of the first empirical evidence of the important role that rubrics can play in the process of formative assessment.
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Formative Evaluation, Science Process Skills, Writing Skills, Writing Improvement, Research Reports, Methods Courses, Peer Evaluation, Statistical Analysis
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