Why are rubrics a good idea? Lots of reasons.
Rubrics are a great tool for teaching and learning. Why?
- support authentic assessment
- communicate expectations
- improve performance
- provide informative feedback
- promote thinking and learning
- inspire fairness
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.