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Resources for Effective Teaching

Topic:  Constructing and Using Rubrics

General information:
Rubrics are explicit standards used to judge and shape student work. Rubrics act as the students’ guide to assignments and the teacher’s guide to providing meaningful feedback that is standardized. The time saved grading and explaining grades offsets the time spent preparing a rubric. This web page provides links to resources that can aid in constructing effective rubrics for a wide range of assignments.

Links to OSET Resource Pages:

What is a Rubric? Resource provided by Chuck Paine.

Workshops Related to this Topic (check the OSET events calendar for upcoming offerings):
Assessing Student Work with Rubrics


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FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about constructing and using rubrics and will welcome you to watch them in their classrooms.  Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.

Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.

Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
Rubrics for Every Assignment: This website hosts numerous websites containing information about rubrics that extend beyond rubrics for writing. You can find rubrics for oral communication, projects, teamwork, debates, and a variety of other assignments; The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education.

Rubrics and Resources: This website offers examples of rubrics for various assignments as well as resources for developing and grading your rubric; Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State.

Grading with Rubrics: Developing a Fair and Efficient Assessment Tool: This 3 page newsletter to faculty at University of Virginia acts as an introductory to rubrics.