Assessment methods based as closely as possible to real world experiences are called authentic assessment. Originally these were restricted to internship and apprenticeship experiences but have been expanded to the arts and other performances. The student is observed in action and the instructor provides feedback (direction). Now authentic assessment is being applied to all areas of the curriculum.
Real world experiences or simulations are normally complex and multi-faceted. A system is needed to analyze the complexities and to create clear criteria for student performance or their creation of a product. When provided with the assignment, a rubric establishes expectations. It is an authentic assessment tool which is growing in popularity due to its useful in assessing complex and subjective criteria.
Advantages of using rubrics in assessment include:
The common features rubrics share include:
Full Course Assessment Rubric:
Digital Video Project Rubrics:
Automating Authentic Assessments with Rubrics
Rubrics and Evaluation Resources (includes downloadable templates)
Rubrics: Your Source for Information about Music Rubrics
Teachnology: The Online Teacher Resource- collection on rubric generators
Rubrics 4 Teachers: Extensive Guide to Educational Rubrics
Rubistar: Online tool to help teachers create rubrics
Lesson Assessment Rubrics
Jon Mueller's Authentic Assessment Toolbox
Sample Presentation Rubrics
Sample Literature Review Rubrics
Sample Reflection Assignments/Reflection Letter Rubrics
Sample Project Proposal Rubrics
Sample Project Results Report Rubrics
Sample Interview Paper Rubrics
Sample Essay Rubrics
Sample Persuasive Essay Rubrics
Sample Library Research Assignment Rubric
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