Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking and Learning
Author: Andrade, H.G.
Publisher: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Publication Date: 2000, February
Journal: Educational Leadership
Journal Volume: 57(5)
Available for purchase online at: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/feb00/vol57/num05/Using_Rubrics_to_Promote_Thinking_and_Learning.aspx
Abstract (written by WestEd)
An instructional rubric is a rubric crafted such that teachers can use it for assessment and that students can use it to guide them in actually doing their work. Instructional rubrics have two parts: a list of criteria of what is important in a project or assignment and gradations of quality with examples of strong, middling, and problematic student work. The author provides reasons for using an instructional rubric. She also provides guidelines for creating instructional rubrics, advocating that students be part of their development.