Free Webinar: Creating and Using Effective Rubrics

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Creating and Using Effective Rubrics
Presented by Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., Consultant, Brookhart Enterprises LLC
Wednesday, Apr. 29 at 2 p.m. Central Time
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This webinar will focus on creating or adapting rubrics for classroom use. The session will emphasize:

  • How to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning
  • How to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately from learning
  • How to involve students in using rubrics

Participants will learn how to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning. Just like the task itself, rubrics must match the learning outcomes they are intended to assess. Too often, criteria in rubrics examine surface level features of student performance or the requirements of an assignment. In contrast, effective rubrics employ criteria that look for qualities in student work that indicate the quality of student learning. The webinar will share principles for writing such effective rubrics and provide examples to critique. Participants will learn how to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately, for example with a checklist. Finally, participants will learn five strategies for involving students in using rubrics to support: shared learning targets, student self-reflection and self-assessment, teacher feedback, peer feedback, and student goal setting.

Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She currently works with teachers, schools, districts, universities, and states in the area of classroom assessment. She has been a classroom teacher and a professor and department chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is an adjunct faculty member. Her interests include the role of both formative and summative classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom assessment and large-scale assessment, and grading. She has written or co-authored sixteen books and over 70 articles on assessment.

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Presenter: Dr. Karen F. Kellison, Associate Dean of Instructional Technology, Lord Fairfax Community College
Location: Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
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Capacity: 1000
Duration: 1 hour

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