Developing Rubrics for Language Assessment

JD Brown, NFLRC - University of Hawaii
Presentation Date: 
February 21, 2013

What is a Rubric?  According to Brown (2012): "The term rubric has existed in English for more than 600 years and, during some of that time, it has meant a set of "printed rules or instructions" (Encarta Encyclopedia, 2004).  However, more recently, rubric has come to be "used widely in education.  In the classroom, rubric may mean a set of categories, criteria for assessment, and the gradients for presenting and evaluating learning.  When grading a student's essay, for example, a teacher may apply a rubric for its quality of organization, giving a 3 for Advanced Proficient, 2 for Proficient, and a 1 for Partially Proficient" (Cooper and Gargan, 2009, p.54)"

This webinar focuses on:

What sorts of assessment benefit most from rubrics?
How can we create an anayltic rubric?
How can we create a holistic rubric?
Are there useful online tools that can be used to develop rubrics?
Are there other examples of rubrics in literature for say group assessment, other types of writing assessment, reading fluency, etc.?
What are some useful references for further reading? and more.