Rubrics: Best Practices

Ivo de Boer, Femmie de Vegt, Helma Pluk, M.A.H.E. Latijnhouwers

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In this chapter we describe four best practices of using rubrics for assessment and feedback, in different educational settings and for various teaching activities. We describe a rubric for a written assignment, for an oral presentation, for collaboration skills and for clinical skills and how to use these in practice. For each of these best practices first the educational setting and context is portrayed. Then the process of construction of the rubric is described: the criteria for assessment, the rating scale and the performance descriptors. We also describe the communication processes with other teachers involved and students. Finally the use of the rubric in clinical and biomedical teaching practice is described in more detail: how the grading, assessment and feedback are organized, and how the rubrics and procedures evolve through evaluation and experience.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRubrics – a tool for feedback and assessment viewed from different perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationEnhancing learning and assessment quality
EditorsI. de Boer, F. de Vegt, H. Pluk, M. Latijnhouwers
ISBN (Electronic)9783030868482
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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