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The trouble with “The Trouble with Rubrics”

Kohn (2011) argues that rubrics have a negative effect on student writing because they encourage focus on marks rather than on learning. There is truth to this; they do encourage focus on marks. Students become aware of what is required to … Continue reading

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Rubrics are flawed

Boix Mansiala et al (2009) propose a rubric for interdisciplinary writing. In doing this they note that much progress has been made in terms of ‘how’ to assess, but that ‘what’ to assess remains problematic. Their rubric lays out four dimensions (purposefulness, disciplinary … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Hello world! I’m a spanking new blog. I believe I’m going to be all about assessment issues in higher education. Hence my name.

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