19 Jun
11:00 - 13:00

CPD Workshop: Creating and Using Rubrics for Assessment

What are the common practical problems of rubric design? Learn how to make your rubrics as user-friendly and learning-focused as possible!

Rubrics are valuable assessment tools that reduce subjectivity in grading, make learning criteria transparent and inform students about their performance and learning needs. This is only true, however, if they are well written. Hastily constructed rubrics may be difficult to use, difficult to understand, and obscure what actually matters in the assignment.

In this session, we look at the common practical problems of rubric design and how to make your rubrics as user-friendly and learning-focused as possible. Please bring with you a rubric of your own you would like to improve or someone else’s rubric you would like to improve.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify evaluation criteria for a rubric
  • Draft suitable descriptors
  • Revise and improve existing rubrics to make them more effective

This activity will be offered on-site (at EDLAB) on June 19, from 11.00-13.00.

About the trainer
John Harbord
 is Academic Writing Advisor at FASoS and a member of the FASoS Assessment Support Team. He has some 25 years’ experience in giving feedback on student writing and training academic staff to give effective feedback. He also provides student workshops on how to give effective peer feedback, and how to use and learn from feedback received.

Activity full or can’t make this date? 
Then sign up for the waiting list, and we’ll let you know as soon as this event is scheduled again.

Due to the continuing challenges arising for our teaching staff due to the COVID-19 situation and in order to provide quick and essential teacher support, EDLAB is able to offer this course to you free of charge. 

Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainer, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 4 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested. 

EDLAB reserves the right to postpone this event should a minimum of 6 participants not be reached.

Contact the organiser
EDLAB Professional Development for Teaching & Learning