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ERIC Number: EJ978357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Rubrics as a Tool for Learning and Assessment: What Do Baccalaureate Students Think?
Gezie, Abebaw; Khaja, Khadija; Chang, Valerie Nash; Adamek, Margaret E.; Johnsen, Mary Beth
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v32 n4 p421-437 2012
Rubrics are increasingly used as tools to evaluate student work. This study examined BSW students' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of using rubrics. Pre- and posttest questionnaires were administered to 35 students in two sections of a diversity course. Students judged the use of rubrics favorably. Rubrics communicated the instructors' expectations, clarified how to write course assignments, explained grade and point deductions and, in general, made course expectations clearer. Students suggested that the rubric design should be self-explanatory and easy to follow. If carefully developed, rubrics may be a useful tool for advancing student learning in social work programs. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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