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

ISBN-10: 1579225888

ISBN-13: 9781579225889

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Dannelle D. Stevens, Antonia J. Levi, Barbara E. Walvoord

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List price: $27.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Dannelle D. Stevens is a tenured professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Portland State University in Oregon where she has been since 1994. Her roots, however, are in the public school classroom where she taught middle school and high school social studies, language arts, and special education for 14 years across four school districts and three states. She received her master's from the University of Utah in 1983, and a doctorate in educational psychology from Michigan State in 1991. Before coming to PSU she taught at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Whether the topic is rubrics, journal writing, action research or academic writing, her work centers on how adults reflect on what they do and, then, act on those reflections. One of Dr. Stevens' underlying assumptions is that cognitive, social and emotional development does not end with the teenage years but continues through the lifetime. Besides over 75 conference presentations, she has written three books, all designed to impact development of her fellow faculty and, their students. Her first book, co-edited with Joanne Cooper, Tenure in the Sacred Grove: Issues and Strategies for Women and Minorities, (SUNY Press, 2002), was written to help faculty women and minorities negotiate the path to tenure. Introduction to Rubrics, now in its second edition, and co-authored with Antonia J. Levi, and Journal Keeping, co-authored with Joanne Cooper, are published by Stylus Publishing.In addition to teaching classes, she has taken on leadership positions in the department and campus-wide. In the Curriculum and Instruction Department, Dr. Stevens leads teacher licensure cohorts and coordinates the MA/MS program for experienced teachers. For the university at large, she works within the Center for Academic Excellence as faculty-in-residence for assessment. She is chair of the Institutional Assessment Council.

Antonia J. Levi is a professor of Japanese history and popular culture who taught for many years in Portland (Oregon) State University's University Studies Program, an innovative common core experience for Freshmen that created and utilizes many of the methodologies found in Introduction to Rubrics. Now retired, she serves part-time as a mentor and curriculum developer in Simon Fraser University's South Bank Writer's Program in British Columbia (Canada) where she is working on expanding the use of rubrics for creative writers. She has over thirty years of active classroom experience, and has worked on numerous projects from creating portfolios for seamless transitions to increasing opportunities for overseas studies programs. Her experience with rubrics in the classroom has contributed to these programs as well.

Barbara E. Walvoord is a Professor Emerita at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. She is the author of numerous books, including Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment with V. J. Anderson, and Assessment Clear and Simple: A Practical Guide for Institutions, Departments, and General Education

List of Figures
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
An Introduction to Rubrics
What is a Rubric?
Do You Need a Rubric?
What are the Parts of a Rubric?
Part-by-Part Development of a Rubric
Task Description
Description of the Dimensions
Creating Your First Rubric: Is it Worth the Time and Effort?
Why Use Rubrics?
Rubrics Provide Timely Feedback
Rubrics Prepare Students to Use Detailed Feedback
Rubrics Encourage Critical Thinking
Rubrics Facilitate Communication With Others
Rubrics Help us to Refine Our Teaching Skills
Rubrics Level the Playing Field
How to Construct a Rubric
Four Key Stages in Constructing a Rubric
Grouping and Labeling
Construction of a Scoring Guide Rubric
Construction of a Three- to Five-Level Rubric
Rubric Construction and Use in Different Contexts
Rubric Construction and the Classroom
Involving Students in Rubric Construction
Five Models of Collaborative Rubric Construction
The Presentation Model
The Feedback Model
The Pass-the-Hat Model
The Post-it Model
The 4�4 Model
Rubric Construction with Others: Teaching Assistants, Tutors, or Colleagues
Involving Teaching Assistants in Rubric Construction
Involving Tutorial Staff in Rubric Construction
Involving Colleagues in Rubric Construction
Grading with Rubrics
Performance Anchors: Being Consistent and Focused
Detailed, Formative Feedback: Gaining Speed
Individualized, Flexible Feedback: A Trade-Off
Summative Feedback: Assigning Grades
Grading Our Own Teaching Methods
Evaluating Our Own Rubrics: Metarubrics
Making it Yours
Should You Use Ready-Made Rubrics at All?
Using Online Rubrics
The Four Stages of Rubric Modification
Case Study
Rubrics for Learning from Experience
Learning From Experience for Traditional Assignments
Rubrics for Classroom/Lab/Studio Behaviors
Rubrics for Service Learning
Rubrics with Community-Based Partners
Rubrics and Online Learning
Rubric for Participating in an Online Discussion Forum
Rubric for Creating a Wiki Page for Online Group Work
Rubric for Peer Review of a Draft Version of a Final Project
"Nuts and Bolts" of Using Rubrics Online
Contribution of Rubrics to a "Sense of Presence" in Online Teaching
Rubrics and Teaching Improvement
Horton Uses a Rubric: A Case Study
Using Rubric Dimensions to Organize Notes Taken While Grading
Creating an "Expanded Grade Book"
A Teaching Model: Four Phases of Teaching
Rubrics for Self-Assessment and Career Advancement
Rubric for Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Rubric for the Scholar-Educator
Rubric for a Narrative for Promotion and Tenure
Rubrics and Program Assessment
The Walvoord Basic, "No-Frills" Department Assessment Method
Portland State's University Studies "Frills-Included" Annual Assessment
The Value Rubrics "All-Frills-Inclusive" Assessment Package
Rules for Good Program Assessment Using Rubrics
Epilogue: The Rubrics Manifesto
Mini-Lesson 1: Writing a Task Description
Mini-Lesson 2: Writing Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Blank Rubric Format for a Four-Level Rubric, Landscape Format
Blank Rubric Format for a Scoring Guide Rubric
Portland State University Studies Program Rubric: Ethical Issues
Portland State University Studies Program Rubric: Holistic Critical Thinking
Portland State University Studies Program Rubric: Quantitative Literacy
Portland State University Studies Program Rubric: Writing
Portland State University Studies Program Rubric: Diversity
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