Benefits of well-constructed rubrics

This is a resource that would assist academic staff to consider aspects of rubrics that help students better understand and improve their learning and performance in assessment tasks. Academic Skills Advisers’ work with students reveals that it is most often the ambiguities and inconsistencies in wording choices that confuse students.

Debbie Wheeler, Manager Academic Skills in the Division of Student Success, has identified six ways well-constructed rubrics can save time, seven strategies to outline expectations clearly in rubrics, and six steps to using the rubric for efficient marking and feedback provision. With thanks to Declan Hart, DSS resource developer, you may find this interactive resource useful.

An interactive example of the rubric below, is loaded on to the Academic Skills Interact2 organisation site for staff. The org site is self-enrolling.