Is Your Rubric Getting in the Way? Strategies for Developing and Analyzing Rubrics Eric Haas Scottsdale Community College
Outline • SCC’s Assessment Strategy • Development of Rubrics • Problems with Rubrics • Simple Solutions • Thinking About the Future
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Reporting Results “ENG101 students demonstrated an average of 16.3 out of 20 (81.5%) on the Written Communication rubric.”
But How Do We Use That Data? “ENG101 students demonstrated an average of 16.3 out of 20 (81.5%) on the Written Communication rubric.”
Criterion-Based Outcomes “545 out of 625 (87.2%) ENG101 students achieved the 70% competency level on the Written Communication Rubric.”
Future Considerations Pros Cons Worse reliability? Reductionistic Overwhelming data? Demands precise rubrics • Precise feedback • Actionable data • Faculty can see the benefit • Encourages “scaffolding”
Creating a Rubric • Choosing Learning Outcomes • What are the things that a “successful” student should be able to do after the class, etc.? • Measureable • What would tell you that a student can do those things? What would they be able to do? • Organize • Which outcomes are related to each other?