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Do Rubrics Enhance and Improve Students Writing ProductsH Andrade 2000 Using Rubrics to promote thinking and learning Educational Leadership ASCD Volume 57 NO 5 FebruaryInstructional rubrics help teachers teach and evaluate student work and creating rubrics with the students help can be very instructive Andrades article defines what a rubric is and supports why they are a good assessment tool The article asserts why instructional rubrics support learning how they provide students with necessary feedback and how they help students develop their understanding The article also provides support about how rubrics provide clear expectations for students and support good thinking The article also includes data that suggests that self-assessment using a rubric has a positive effect on most students writing The article also introduces and supports the concept of blending instruction and assessment for more effective teachingMoskal Barbara M 2000 Scoring Rubrics What When and How Practical Assessment Research Evaluation 73 Available online httpericaenetparegetvnasp The article support that scoring rubrics provide at least two benefits in the evaluation process First they support the examination of the extent to which the specified criteria has been reached and second they provide feedback to students concerning how to improve their performances The article also supports that if these benefits are consistent with the purpose of the assessment that a scoring rubric is likely to be an appropriate evaluation techniqueUsing generalizability theory to estimate the reliability of writing scores derived from holistic and analytical scoring methods Educational and Psychological Measurement Durham Jun 1999 Carl W Schwartz Stephen R Hooper James W Montgomery Melissa B Wakely et alThis research examined whether or not the rubrics used to assess writing for the NAEP test are reliable Two separate studies were listed for this source The results from both studies suggested that individual differences among students contributed most of the variance to writing scores Well-trained raters did not contribute significant amounts of variance to writing scores but there was
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