Sunday, July 03, 2011


Recent discussion on the ili-l discussion list concerned "rubrics" i.e. criteria for assessment. Amongst the resources recommended by people who posted were
- RAILS project (Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills)
- Megan Oakleaf's document on writing rubrics:
- Collection of resources on using rubrics
- A book, Stevens, D. and Levi, A. (2004) Introduction to Rubrics. Stylus Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1579221157.
I will also add that supporting students so they develop the criteria by which they are going to be assessed is something that needs adequate class time, but is tremendously valuable in helping them understand, and be motivated about, what they are supposed to achieve. It is something we do every year with one assignment (a poster) for our first year ("freshman") students, and should really do more.
Photo by Sheila Webber: Yellow rose, Hailsham, June 2011

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