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ERIC Number: EJ833197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
An Assessment of Reliability and Validity of a Rubric for Grading APA-Style Introductions
Stellmack, Mark A.; Konheim-Kalkstein, Yasmine L.; Manor, Julia E.; Massey, Abigail R.; Schmitz, Julie Ann P.
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n2 p102-107 Apr 2009
This article describes the empirical evaluation of the reliability and validity of a grading rubric for grading APA-style introductions of undergraduate students. Levels of interrater agreement and intrarater agreement were not extremely high but were similar to values reported in the literature for comparably structured rubrics. Rank-order correlations between graders who used the rubric and an experienced instructor who ranked the papers separately and holistically provided evidence for the rubric's validity. Although this rubric has utility as an instructional tool, the data underscore the seemingly unavoidable subjectivity inherent in grading student writing. Instructors are cautioned that merely using an explicit, carefully developed rubric does not guarantee high reliability. (Contains 4 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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