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Rubrics work well to ensure constructive feedback provided by students because they clarify expectations for both targets and quality with students and assist in three major teacher activities – improving output, grading assessments and communicating project requirements to the students.
A rubric has rows of criteria that clearly describe how students will be assessed on a particular project. And it has columns of scores and how those scores are assigned. A good rubric must have criteria that are uni-dimensional, so students and raters know exactly what the expectations are. One main benefit of aligning and clearly stating expectations is that it creates transparency in grading; grades will seem less arbitrary if students can see what grades are based upon especially important in peer grading.
This post is not about the importance of a rubric or how to make one – there are a lot of resources that are only a Google scholar search away. Instead, this post is taking the use of a rubric to the next level and making it your ultimate sidekick.
Using the rubric functionality within FeedbackFruits tools has the potential to drastically improve the way teachers organise and evaluate peer learning activities. Here are some compelling benefits of using them together:
These features of using a rubric with the tools in our suite create the perfect partnership between the teacher and the students where together they are able to co-create knowledge.