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ERIC Number: EJ788590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
On the "Uses" of Rubrics: Reframing the Great Rubric Debate
Turley, Eric D.; Gallagher, Chris W.
English Journal, v97 n4 p87-92 Mar 2008
Reframing the Great Rubric Debate beyond the taking of sides, Eric D. Turley and Chris W. Gallagher propose a set of questions designed to help educators assess the value of rubrics: (1) What is the tool for?; (2) In what context is it used?; (3) Who decides:; and (4) What ideological agenda drives those decisions? They contend that these four simple questions push educators to deliberately articulate "judgments about the 'uses' of rubrics" and why they will or will not use them for assignments. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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