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What is a rubric?

Why are rubrics a good idea? Lots of reasons.

Rubrics are a great tool for teaching and learning. Why?

Because rubrics:

Rubrics support authentic assessment.

While traditional tests measure how well students recall content, rubrics measure how well students can apply knowledge to authentic contexts or real-world tasks.

Rubrics clearly communicate expectations.

Because rubrics define student "quality" in terms of objective criteria and standards, they clearly communicate how instructors will evaluate student performance.

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