Introduction to Rubrics
An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning
Edition: 2

Cloth: 978 1 57922 587 2 / $95.00

  Published: October 2012  

Paper: 978 1 57922 588 9 / $26.00

  Published: October 2012  

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Publisher: Stylus Publishing
232 pp., 7" x 10"
This new edition retains the appeal, clarity and practicality that made the first so successful, and continues to provide a fundamental introduction to the principles and purposes of rubrics, with guidance on how to construct them, use them to align course content to learning outcomes, and apply them in a wide variety of courses, and to all forms of assignment.

Reflecting developments since publication of the first edition, the authors have extended coverage to include:

* Expanded discussion on use of rubrics for grading
* Grading on-line with rubrics
* Wider coverage of rubric types (e.g., holistic, rating scales)
* Rubric construction in student affairs
* Pros and cons of working with "ready-made" rubrics
* Using rubrics to improve your teaching, and for SoTL
* Use of rubrics in program assessment (case study)
* Application of rubrics in the arts, for study abroad, service learning and students’ independent learning
* Up-dated literature review

Table of Contents:
LIST OF FIGURES

FOREWORD
Barbara E. Walvoord

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION

PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO RUBRICS

1. WHAT IS A RUBRIC?
2. WHY USE RUBRICS?
3. HOW TO CONSTRUCT A RUBRIC


PART II: RUBRIC CONSTRUCTION AND USE IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS

4. RUBRIC CONSTRUCTION AND THE CLASSROOM
5. RUBRIC CONSTRUCTION WITH OTHERS: TEACHING ASSISTANTS, TUTORS, OR COLLEAGUES
6. GRADING WITH RUBRICS
7. MAKING IT YOURS
8. RUBRICS FOR LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE
9. RUBRICS AND ONLINE LEARNING
10. RUBRICS AND TEACHING IMPROVEMENT
11. RUBRICS FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT AND CAREER ADVANCEMENT
12. RUBRICS AND PROGRAM ASSESSMENT

EPILOGUE: THE RUBRICS MANIFESTO

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

INDEX


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Reviews & Endorsements:
"A rubric, the authors emphasize, is a tool. And their book itself is a wonderful tool for exploring how to use rubrics as tools. For a long time, I have been recommending the first edition to faculty in workshops I lead. I can recommend this second edition with even greater enthusiasm, because it does so much more, and does it so intelligently.
The authors offer advice about all the surrounding situations and problems that may accompany rubrics: how to get students involved in rubrics, how to use rubrics with TA’s, how to collaborate with other faculty in constructing common rubrics, and how to use rubrics that someone else has constructed. The book focuses on rubrics but offers a great deal of advice about good teaching, good collaboration, and good assessment. In short, this book is a great tool."
- From the Foreword by Barbara E. Walvoord,Professor Emerita, University of Notre Dame, and author of Effective Grading , and Assessment Clear and Simple
"Students consistently tell us that good teachers give them constant feedback and are clear about their expectations and agendas. One way to accomplish both these purposes is by using well-constructed rubrics.Introduction to Rubrics provides a wonderfully helpful guide to creating rubrics that provide timely and detailed feedback and encourage the development of critical thinking. For teachers seeking to improve how they communicate the essentials of learning to students it will be an invaluable resource"
- Stephen D. Brookfield, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas
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