Why should I use rubrics?
When used correctly, rubrics can:
- provide students with a road map of how to complete the assignment well;
- communicate to students about assignment expectations clearly and explicitly;
- improve students end products and increase learning;
- reveal standards of the discipline;
- align assignments with intended learning outcomes;
- inform all interested parties (students, instructors, administrators, parents, etc.) about academic standards and student achievement of those standards;
- be flexible for revision, refinement, and re-alignment so that they better match learning objectives;
- heighten students awareness of the qualities of good work;
- form a basis for dialogue about learning between instructor and student;
- form a basis for dialogue about learning among students in peer reviews.
Last updated: Jun 16, 2011