Grading and Rubrics
Do you often get frustrated with the work product submitted by your students? Do you sometimes wonder if you are being consistent in your grading? Rubrics are grading tools that can provide students with clear expectations about the assignment and how it will be graded. This can result in higher quality products being submitted which can reduce your grading time. While creating rubrics can be time consuming, it is often a worthwhile investment. It provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the purpose of the assignment and your expectations. Most of us already have “mental rubrics” so this is an opportunity to formalize and document those ideas. Using rubrics can also help you be more consistent when grading.