Guiding Learning and Assessment through Rubrics
Rubrics can serve as helpful tools for instructors in facilitating and even improving the evaluation process. More than that, they can also foster student understanding and improve student confidence and performance. The author offers an extensive overview of the literature to define and describe different types of rubrics, provides examples, and explores the multitude of benefits afforded by rubrics while also considering the potential challenges. She also outlines best practices for designing effective rubrics and offers suggestions for implementing them successfully in the classroom. Although rubrics require time and care to create, they can contribute significantly to the teaching and learning process.
Keywords: assessment, student learning, rubrics, grading practices