Gifts From the Web: Rubrics for Assessing Learning Outcomes The term rubric derives from the Latin word for “red” and was once used to refer to the highlights of legal decisions that were written in red. Now rubric refers to a set of scoring guidelines for evaluating learning outcomes. Rubrics use defined criteria to evaluate a student’s performance. ... Bibliography
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Gifts From the Web: Rubrics for Assessing Learning Outcomes
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  • Howard Wilson
    West Texas A & M University, Canyon, TX
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Bibliography   |   October 01, 2003
Gifts From the Web: Rubrics for Assessing Learning Outcomes
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2003, Vol. 6, 11-13. doi:10.1044/ihe6.2.11
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2003, Vol. 6, 11-13. doi:10.1044/ihe6.2.11
The term rubric derives from the Latin word for “red” and was once used to refer to the highlights of legal decisions that were written in red. Now rubric refers to a set of scoring guidelines for evaluating learning outcomes.
Rubrics use defined criteria to evaluate a student’s performance. Rubrics use a scale of criterion points with the higher numbers generally used to refer to mastery, advanced or better levels of performance, while the lower numbers are used to describe beginning, novice, or poorer levels of performance. The zero, when used, is usually used to refer to performances that are unacceptable for any number of reasons. Typically, rubrics will use three to six levels of performance. Each criterion level has descriptors that are used in determining the most appropriate level of performance in a reliable and unbiased manner
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