Web page for the Drexel Assessment conference (2014) session on turning feedback into learning
Please note:
(1) This is a participatory workshop.
(2) All workshop handouts are available for downloading from that link.
(3) Attendees will want to bring their laptop or mobile devices to get the most out of the hand-on activities.

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Go back to Educational Mixology main page| Scoop.it
Collects the more general resources on blended learning and the material designed to get you thinking about the why's and how's rather than looking for specific tools.
Students’ perceptions about evaluation and assessment in higher education: a review1
(2005). Students’ perceptions about evaluation and assessment in higher education: a review1. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education: Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 325-341. doi: 10.1080/02602930500099102
"Research findings reveal that students’ perceptions about assessment significantly influence the...
John Hattie: The black box of tertiary assessment

~ See slides 15, 16, & 17 for the impact of various teaching practices on student achievement. 

~ The paper that goes with the slides --> http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/download/ng/file/group-4/n3469-the-black-box-of-tertiary-assessment---john-hattiepdf.pdf


[Note: "Self-reported grades" means getting students to raise their expectations of themselves. See this video at http://vimeo.com/41465488]

2009 TLHE Keynote Address 1 : How Assessment Can Support or Undermine Learning

Also on Gibbs from the same website -- "10 pedagogic principles  underlying the use of assessment to support learning". I've picked those germaine to this workshop:

"(8) Feedback should be appropriate in relation to students' understanding of what they are supposed to be doing.

(9) Feedback needs to be received and attended to.

(10) Feedback should be provided in such a way that students act on it and change their future studying."


Educational Assessment -- Definitions | Penn State
The role of rubrics in advancing and assessing student learning
"An undergraduate student in an American History course spent many hours work- ing on her “museum display” on the Gold Rush. She received a “B” on her project with no other comments. She expressed concern that she had met the project guidelines and asked the professor what she could have done to ...
Student perspectives on rubric-referenced assessment | University at Alabany
"Although ... [the] image of students actively engaged in their own assessment has face validity and enormous appeal, whether or not assessments actually serve the purposes of learning as well as
evaluation depends on how students perceive of and use them. Because 'student perceptions are inextr...
Carnegie Mellon U & Cornell

See also this page from Cornell. It provides a way for you to scaffold students' use of rubrics as well as links to examples and resources.

--> http://www.cte.cornell.edu/teaching-ideas/assessing-student-learning/using-rubrics.html


Here is a sample strategy for introducing rubrics to students:

~Provide samples, or smaller sections of samples, of a complete assignment (consider asking previous students for permission to use their assignments as samples, provided that you remove their names).

~Have students evaluate the assignments individually using the rubric.

~Have students share their results with a partner and justify their evaluation by explaining how they used the rubric.

~Ask a few pairs to share their responses with the class. (Paying attention to students’ reactions/interpretations of the rubric is useful and may inform rubric adjustments).

~ Provide your own evaluation of the sample assignments and explain how you used the rubric to assess the work.

Sample rubric -- instructions at the top suggest that this was used in a peer evaluation. Perhaps all audience members were given cards and asked to provide feedback to their presenter-peer. This would be an example of assessment for(providing formative feedback to the presenter) and as learni...
Assessments That Support Student Learning | CWSEI at UBC

More from the Carl Wieman Centre at UBC --> http://www.cwsei.ubc.ca/resources/instructor_guidance.htm


How To Create A Rubric That Does What You Want It To
"Given the goals being assessed, are we then focusing on the most telling criteria? Have we identified the most important and revealing dimensions of performance, given the criteria most apporpriate for such an outcome? Does the rubric provide an authentic and effective way of discriminating be...
Rubric_Packet | California State
SUPER EXAMPLES !!! Each of the upper criteria includes & extends the one below.
Penn State Rubric Cubed: Rubric Builder, Interactive Grading Rubric, Rich Feedback Generator | Jo...
Cached page because the original is no longer availalbe. The links are still active.
What Is the Zone of Proximal Development?
The zone of proximal development [ZPD] is the distance between what a learner can do with help and without help.

Link to the image source --> http://lmrtriads.wikispaces.com/Zone+of+Proximal+Development. This integrates some of Csíkszentmihályi's "flow" state research (http://en.wikipedia.org/w...
What do Students Think of Rubrics? | Academy of Art University
"What can teachers do .. to make rubrics more useful to your learning?
~ When the assignment comes up, they should go over them with more detail.
~ Mention specific points during the term when it is pertinent to review the rubric. I've only ever had a teacher say "read the rubric" at the very beg...
ROLE Reversal: Rubrics fail students as much as grades
"Rubrics use words like, "seems," "little," "mostly," "adequate," "some" and "weak," to name a few.

Although narrative feedback, the method of assessment that should eliminate grades and rubrics, may use subjective words in some cases, the feedback is far more specific and individualized. If t...
Classroom Assessment Techniques Hopkins | U Southern California

The techniques are organized according to level of thinking 

~assess prior learning, recall, understanding

~synthesis & creative thinking

~application & performance

~analysis & critical thinking

Scoring Rubric for written assignments and oral presentations] | Michigan State
Contains a rubric for grant proposals
Student-Generated Rubrics: Part Five in a Five-Part Series - TeacherVision.com

The person who created this slide show uses the creation of rubric criteria as a way to get students to frame big questions for a course.


Rubrics for Higher Ed - LiveBinder

LiveBinders is a free resource you can use to collect resources and create assignment sheets for students. 

The "Quality Matters" Higher Education Rubric for online courses
Using Rubrics for Course Assignments
p. 15 has one of the best examples of a poor rubric I've found. It is just collection of performance 'spectrum' words which are really no different to letter grades or percentages except for the list in the left column that says what the instructor looked at -- but not what he/she looked for.

Assessment Toolkit | Dublin Institute of Technology
"Assessment can consume a large amount of staff and student resources, so it needs to yield a high return in order to be efficient."
Avoiding Common Mistakes in Rubric Assessment
List of pitfalls and some resources at the end
Rubrics, Assessment and eProctoring in Higher Education
Using and creating meaningful assessment strategies in higher education
Assessment & Rubrics
Detailed information and resources for assessing projects involving the use of Web 2.0 tools Iblogs, wikis, Voicethread, etc.).
Trouble with Rubrics
"Just as standardizing assessment for teachers may compromise the quality of teaching, so standardizing assessment for learners may compromise the learning. Mindy Nathan, a Michigan teacher and former school board member told me that she began “resisting the rubric temptation” the day “one parti...
Developing Rubrics | U Nebraska
Look at the rubric on p. 3. How could it be rewritten so that all criteria are positive and each level above includes and adds to the level below. Perhaps think about the SOLO or ICE taxaonomy.
How_to_Create_Rubric | U. Conneticut
Detailed instructions, example, and questions to ask yourself along the way

See also
~ http://health.usf.edu/publichealth/eta/Rubric_Tutorial/default.htm
~ http://assessment.udel.edu/resources/rubrics.html (University of Delaware)
Using Assessment Rubrics | U New South Wales
"You can use rubrics to structure discussions with students about different levels of performance on an assessment task. They can employ the rubric during peer assessment and self-assessment, to generate and justify assessments. Once you've familiarised students with the idea of rubrics, you can ...
Rubrics | WikiPODia
"Rubrics are guides that indicate how ‘what learners do’ will be assessed. They are particularly powerful tools for supporting learning in that well crafted rubrics can guide learners in completing activities while simultaneously increasing their understanding of their own learning process."
Evidence of Teaching, Evidence of Learning | Canadian Education Association (CEA)
The blogger realizes that criteria given by Danielson as evidence of teaching also provide a useful window for assessing learning.
Critical_Think_Rubric | Fresno State
Example of a strong rubric in my opinion. Without it being stated explicitly, this seems to me to show how to build a rubric in which the level above includes all the proficiencies in the level below.
Best Practices for Using Rubrics in Higher Ed
Presenter: Torria Bond, California Baptist University This demonstration by Torria Bond offers best practices for using rubrics in Blackboard. FFWD to about the 4-6 minute mark.
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
"Rubrics help colleges/universities and instructors understand student achievement of college-wide learning outcomes or course objectives. Frequently used when grading student assignments, or reviewing samples of student work, rubrics are often uniquely created for each course or tailored for spe...
Rubric Resources - VALUE Rubrics & other resources & research | U Rhode Island
"The VALUE Rubrics reflect faculty expectations for essential learning across the nation regardless of type of institution, mission, size, or location, and contain the most commonly and broadly shared criteria or core characteristics considered critical for judging the quality of student work in ...
2012 NCA/HLC Reaccreditation | Indiana U-Purdue U of Indianapolis
Site for preparing for NCA Reaccreditation visit in 2012
"This resource for the IUPUI community provides an overview of assessment rubrics: what they are, how they can be useful for learners, instructors, and the institution, how to create and use them, and where to learn more. You can browse am...
VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education

I am not convinced these are really of value to learners -- to me the categories are laden with general words and the focus too much on what learners don't do at each level rather than on the proficiencies they need to be able to demonstrate (e.g. the " Inquiry and Analysis VALUE Rubric").