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ERIC Number: EJ912498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Beyond Grading: A Series of Rubrics for Science Learning in High School Biology Courses
Siegel, Marcelle A.; Halverson, Kristy; Freyermuth, Sharyn; Clark, Catharine G.
Science Teacher, v78 n1 p28-33 Jan 2011
Rubrics are learning tools for students and teachers. They can be used to clarify learning goals, provide feedback, and improve critical thinking. Simply using a rubric to score student work, however, is not enough to achieve learning gains (NRC 2001). Using the rubric as a tool--not just a measuring stick--is the key to reaping the full benefits it has to offer. In this article, the authors describe a series of rubrics developed for their general and advanced biology courses. They then develop three ideas, based on the science education literature and their own experience, for using rubrics to foster learning--to clarify learning goals, build complex understandings, and encourage intellectual risk-taking. (Contains 3 figures and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A