Rubrics: Transparent Assessment in Support of Students’ Learning

14 November 2018 (Wed) , 10am
At CTL Office

Rubrics provide a powerful tool for grading, assessment and feedback, and act as a transparent guide to students’ learning. Rubrics are made up of a set of evaluative criteria and performance scales that clearly outline essential components of an assessment task and communicate to students on how they are being assessed. They can also provide students with informative feedback on their strengths and weaknesses, and prompt students to reflect on their own work.

In this workshop, we discuss key features of a quality rubric, present some examples of rubric for assessing student work. You will then have an opportunity to explore the steps needed to construct a rubric for an assessment task, and how you can use them effectively to improve instruction.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • describe the purpose of rubric in assessing student learning
  • identify components of and steps to developing a rubric
  • use rubrics to improve instruction

Kiruthika Ragupathi is an Associate Director for Educational Technology and Research at NUS CDTL and has been with the Centre since 1997. In her current role, she co-leads and plans the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme and the core module for PDP-T. She designs and conducts training on various topics including technology-enhanced learning, student engagement, and assessment. She also oversees the centralised teaching quality instruments at NUS—student feedback and peer review—working with her team on the ongoing development, analysis, reporting, operation, and implementation of the systems. Prior to joining NUS, she worked as a lecturer at an Indian higher education institution teaching in the Departments of Electronics and Avionics Engineering. Her research work, past and present, focuses on educational development, educational technology, and assessment.