I’ve been reading a fair bit about rubrics lately. These are some readings and resources I’ve found pretty useful. Do you have any favorites you’d like to share?
- Know Your Terms: Holistic, Analytic, and Single-Point Rubrics – a great post at the Cult of Pedagogy blog explaining the different kinds of rubrics.
- DQP Assignment Library – a searchable online library of collegiate-level course assignments in a wide variety of academic disciplines that link to one or more proficiencies in the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP).
- Rubrics: An Undervalued Teaching Tool from Faculty Focus – an interesting article about expanding the use of rubrics beyond evaluation into the realm of to guiding student thinking and learning in writing-intensive courses. I have had great success with using rubrics to guide peer review.
- Holmes, Claire and Megan Oakleaf. “The Official (and Unofficial) Rules for Norming Rubrics Successfully.” Journal of Academic Librarianship. 39(6). 2013. – A pragmatic guide for norming rubrics across raters. This is especially useful if your department uses a single rubric to evaluate student learning.
- Authentic Assessment Toolbox – a wonderful how-to text for creating authentic assessment tasks and developing rubrics to measure (and improve) student learning demonstrated in those tasks.
- VALUE Rubrics – The VALUE Rubrics (a product of the AAC&U LEAP project) are quickly becoming the gold standard in rubrics to assess liberal learning.
- VALUE Rubric Protocols – a series of videos by Wende Garrison.
- Blaich, C. and Wise, K. (2011). From Gathering to Using Assessment Result: Lessons From the Wabash National Study. National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment.