Review of the Literature
It is the responsibility of the educational system to make sure that students are not only learning the skills to progress in the school system, but to eventually become a productive member of society. One way to ensure that a student has developed an understanding of the information that the teacher is teaching is through various assessments. Assessment Rubrics are one form of assessment that helps to give a clear expectation, feedback, are easy to use and explain, and helps to ensure consistency and rel...
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...chievement. Rubrics help eliminate unfair and unbiased judgments that may arise while grading papers or projects. Also rubrics help students to have a clearer understanding of what the teacher is expecting, and how to achieve the grade that they are wanting. Rubrics take the guessing out of what teacher are looking for in their assignments (Andrade and Du, p.3). Rubrics also allow students to give their own perceptions of expectations. This helps them to grow in their knowledge and understanding of various topics and expectations in their own learning. Rubrics are an ideal tool for students to use for self-assessments and for teachers to help show parents how a student is improving or not improving and ways that the parent can help. With all this research showing the advantages to using rubrics, it is not surprising that teachers are using rubrics more than ever.
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