Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment

Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment

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Though you may sense a disconnect between student-centered teaching and rubric-based assessment, you may still use rubrics for convenience or for want of better alternatives. Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment gives you the impetus to make a change, demonstrating how rubrics can hurt kids and replace professional decision making with an inauthentic pigeonholing that stamps standardization onto a notably nonstandard process. With an emphasis on thoughtful planning and teaching, Wilson shows you how to reconsider writing assessment so that it aligns more closely with high-quality instruction and avoids the potentially damaging effects of rubrics.We are accustomed to the idea that different genres might require their own rubrics. A rubric for an argumentative essay might include a factor related to counterarguments, while a narrative essay might ask for organization of events.


Title:Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment
Author: Maja Wilson
Publisher:Heinemann Educational Books - 2006
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