Creating Grading RubricsWays to Ease Your Grading Burdens

Creating Grading RubricsWays to Ease Your Grading Burdens

Creating Grading RubricsWays to Ease Your Grading Burdens Andrea Bewick, Julie Hall & Lisa Yanover Flex Day, 2010 What Are Rubrics? A rubric is basically a system for deciding how to describe the quality of a variety of academic skills. You can create rubrics to measure almost any skill, from something as formal as a research essay/project to something as informal as a smallgroup discussion. What Are Rubrics? Rubrics can also be used in a variety of ways. For example, they can be used to provide formative feedback, to determine student grades, or as data

for assessment of performance on a specific student learning outcome. What are Rubrics? Rubrics are a way of translating the qualitative into the quantitative Capella (2010). Rubrics allow for more objectivity in grading versus subjectivity. A rubric is not only an evaluative tool but a teaching tool that lets learners know specifically what they need to do to achieve a good performance in the course Capella (2010). What is being assessed in the

rubric? Specific skills of the assignment Assessment criterion by which the skill(s) will be assessed Total points available to a student per each skill by each criterion they achieve. The total points are then assigned according to the rubric Capella (2010). Rubrics can be used to: Communicate expectations about what counts as high-quality work; Encourage students to assess their own work; Assign grades to student assignments and exams; Assess specific student learning outcomes by departments for evaluation of curriculum Types of Rubrics Holistic Rubric This rubric consists

of a set of descriptors to generate a single, global score for the entire work Analytic Rubric Comprised of a set of focused holistic rubrics for specific components to be evaluated independently. The individual scores are then combined for a total grade. Examples of Holistic Rubrics The English 90 rubric used by the English Department to score the English 90 Proficiency Exam. Individual rubrics developed to assess

specific essay assignments Course rubrics used to assess specific skill sets within a course as part of the assessment of specific SLOs. Examples of Analytic Rubrics Individual rubrics used to assess specific skills sets by awarding points to each set. Rubrics used by students to assess whether specific skills are bring demonstrated in the work of their peers (this usually takes the form of a checklist). Click icon to add picture Word of Caution Charts! I promise, this is not an Article Rubric Criteria (9 points)

0 No Submission 1 Basic 2 Proficient 3 Distinguished Presented on Time No Submission 1 Week Late 1-2 Days Late Relevant to a Chapter Topic No reference to chapter topics

Topics are presented but not integrated in the discussion Makes a Relates to key reference to topics topics, but not substantially substantially Alludes to an example, but doesnt integrate it. Provides an example of why article relates to the topic- not distinguished Explains why it Provides no

Relates to a examples of Chapter Topic why article relates to a chapter topic On-Time Provides clear examples of why article relates to a chapter topic Hall, J. (2010, February 9). Article Rubric. Article Rubric Points-to-Grade Conversion 9 Points =100%=A 8 Points =89% =B 7 Points =78% =C 6 Points =67% =D 5 Points =56% =F Effective, Reliable & Fair!

To be effective, a rubric must be used. It must be reliable: It is reliable if qualified assessors applying it to the same piece of work come up with similar scores for similar work, regardless of the amount of time between assessments Capella (2010). It needs to specify performance levels that are fair and reasonable Go from Narrative to NumericalIts Easy! BUSINESS PLAN FINAL PRESENTATION GRADING CRITERIA WOW!!! (90-100 Points- Grade A) Begins with an introduction that shows the logic behind the business that you selected to start and a strong organizational structure needed to run the business. The plan is supported by research of the customer, competition, and the business you are starting. Good! Almost there (80-89 Points Grade B) Begins with an introduction that shows some logic behind the business that you selected to start and an adequate organizational structure needed to run the business. Most of the plan is supported by research of the customer, competition, and the business you are starting

W. Unti (2009, October 15). From Narrative to Numerical to More Using a Chart J.Hall, (2010). Business Plan NonFinal Presentation performance Rubric Disaster! (28 total points) 0 Introduction (4 points) Research (4 points) Target Markets (4 points) 4 Ps of Marketing (4 points) Financial Plan (4 points) Logical Argument For Investing (4 points)

Believable (4 points) No Logic At All No Support At All Disappointing Basic Good! Wow! Needs Work! Getting There! Almost There! Distinguished! 1 2 3 4 No Real Logic No Real Support Weak Logic Some

Support Contains Some Logic Logical Mostly Supported Supported No Logic/ No Focus Poor/ Lack Focus Weak/ Some Focus Logical/Some Understanding Logical/Strong Understanding No

Support Target Markets Poor Support Target Markets Somewhat Support Target Markets Mostly Support Target Markets Strongly Support Target Markets Unrealistic No Research Of Costs Unrealistic

No Demonstration Of Costs Research Somewhat Realistic Not Done Adequate Research of Costs Mostly Realistic Adequately Researched Costs Strongly Realistic Thoroughly Researched Costs No Logical Argument

For Investing Poor Argument For Investing Somewhat Logical Argument For Investing Mostly Logical Argument For Investing Strong Logical Argument For Investing No Creativiity Or Believability

Lacks Creativity And Believability Somewhat Creative And Believable Mostly Creative And Believable Creative And Believable From Narrative to Numerical Using A Rating Scale Name: __________________________________ Total Points :_____________ Business Name ___________________________ Reviewed by _____________________________ 1 2 3 4 5 The plan begins with an introduction that shows the logic behind the business that you selected to start and a strong organizational structure needed to run the business. 1 2 3 4 5

The plan is supported by research of the customer, competition, and the business you are starting. 1 2 3 4 5 The plan identifies logical target markets that show a strong understanding of the need for focus in a business plan. 1 2 3 4 5 The product, price, promotion, and distribution sections of the plan strongly support the target markets selected B. Pratt. (November 24, 2009). Online Discussions Rubric Business English 185 Discussions Grading Rubric Criteria (9 total points) Applies Course Principles 0 Nonperformance 1 Basic 2 Acceptable

3 Outstanding The posting contains no evidence the learner understood the discussion question. The posting answers the questions posed but are still unclear. The posting answers the questions posed but do not include examples. The posting answers the questions posed in the discussion topic and provides The posting does not reference course content. The posting references course content but is still unclear.

The posting integrates course content into the discussion topic but does not include examples. The posting integrates course content into the discussion topic and adds additional examples. Response fails to reflect accurately upon one classmate's posting and/or does not apply course principles. Response to at least one classmate's posting but doesnt apply course principles in a clear manner. Response to at least one classmate's posting applying course principles but does not

include examples. Response to at least one classmate's posting applying course principles and citing examples. (3 points) Integrates Course Content (3 points) Responds to Classmates (3 points) Hall, J. (2010, May 12). Online Discussions Rubric. Online Discussions Rubric Points-to-Grade Conversion 0 points 1 point 2 points 3 points 4 points

5 points 6 points 7 points 8 points 9 points = = = = = = = = = = 0% 34% 69% 75% 79% 81% 85% 89% 95%

100% = = = = = = = = = = F F F C C B B B A A Chico State Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI)

Click on Rubric in PDF How the Chico State University ROI can be Used? 1. Self-evaluation tool to revise an existing course using the Rubric for Online Instruction (ROI) 2. The ROI is a good road map on how to design a new online course 3. Attaining public recognition for exemplary online instructional practices Chico State University, (2003, 2009). Rubric. Rubrics and SLOs

Rubrics can also be used to assess SLOs The English Dept, working together, has developed reading and writing rubrics for English 85. We use these rubrics to assess the clarity and effectiveness of our English 85 SLOs. Copies of Todays Presentation: Go to Julie Halls Website http://www.napavalley.edu/people/jhall/Pages/DoctoralOnlineTopics.aspx Samples of Rubrics Sample Syllabi with Rubrics (See Business English, 185) This presentation References Capella University. (2010). Rubrics. Retrieved from http://media.capella.edu/CourseMedia/ED8600/media_resource s/resources/Rubrics.pdf Chico State University. (2003, 2009). Rubric for Online Instruction . Retrieved from http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/roi/

Rubric Development. Center for University Teaching, Learning and Assessment. University of West Florida. Retrieved from http://uwf.edu/cutla/rubricdevelopment.cfm Hall, J. (2010, February 9). Article Grading Rubric. Retrieved from http://www.napavalley.edu/people/jhall/Pages/DoctoralOnlineTo pics.aspx Pratt, B. (2009, November 24). Grading Rubric Final Presentation. Unpublished. Rubrician.com. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.rubrician.com Rubricstar.com. (2010). Retrieved from http://www.rubricstar.com Unti, W. (2009, October 15). Presentation Grading Criteria. Unpublished.

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