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At a Glance

Type

  • Guidelines & principles

Design Purpose

  • Assessment design

Instructional Purpose

  • Assessment & knowledge refinement

Topic

  • Rubric

Design More Effective Rubrics: Tips for Developing Assessment Criteria

This video aims to help you design more effective rubrics by highlighting four fundamental questions to keep in mind as you consider criteria for your rubric. This video was produced in collaboration between McGill University’s Teaching and Learning Services and SALTISE.

References:

  • Balan, A., & Jönsson, A. (2018). Increased explicitness of assessment criteria: Effects on student motivation and performance. Frontiers in Education. DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2018.00081
  • Bearman, M., Ajjawi, R. (2018). From “Seeing Through” to “Seeing With”: Assessment Criteria and the Myths of Transparency. Frontiers in Education. DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2018.00096
  • Brookhart, S. M. (2018). Appropriate criteria: Key to effective rubrics. Frontiers in Education. DOI: 10.3389/feduc.2018.00022
  • Royal Roads University. (2017). Guidelines for Writing Effective Assessment Criteria.
  • Stevens, D., Levi, A., & Walvoord, B. (2012). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning (2nd ed.). Stylus Publishing.
  • Weir, K. & Charlton, N. (2020). Perspectives on rubric design and construction. In P. Granger & K. Weir (Eds.), Facilitating student learning and engagement in higher education through assessment rubrics (pp. 139-151). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Author(s)

Phoebe Jackson

Phoebe Jackson

John Abbott College, Montreal, QC

Rebecca Brosseau

Rebecca Brosseau

McGill University, Montreal, QC

At a Glance

Type

  • Guidelines & principles

Design Purpose

  • Assessment design

Instructional Purpose

  • Assessment & knowledge refinement

Topic

  • Rubric