ERIC Number: EJ1177064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Accounting Rubric Development: Integration for Assessment and Improved Student Learning
Bullen, Maria L.; Kordecki, Gregory S.; Capener, Elizabeth D.
Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction, v14 n3 2016
Faculty and students may benefit from using a well-designed instrument to meet the objectives of both institutional assessment requirements and direct student learning in the discipline. This paper discusses how accounting rubrics can be used to evaluate and assess student learning by providing an organized approach to determine student success on learning outcomes. In addition to its benefits in the assessment aspect of the assurance of learning process, rubrics can be a useful tool in guiding students to improve their learning by focusing on important criteria that will be measured. This paper provides an overview of recent research on rubrics, including the development of rubric designs focusing on critical and integrative thinking and communications skills. The paper includes a holistic rubric design used by the authors in accounting courses and illustrates ways in which scoring can be used to satisfy both the principles of assessment and student feedback in the learning process.
Descriptors: Accounting, Scoring Rubrics, Test Construction, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Educational Trends, Design Requirements, Research Needs, Research Problems, Business Administration Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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