A Case Where Rubrics Worked!

Teachers are giving students rubrics to help improve the quality of their work, but do they? Does student work, say, writing a paper, improve when students are given the criteria that will be used to assess their work? Kathleen Greenberg notes in her article that there is “very little empirical research on the value of rubrics in enhancing student learning.” (p. 211) And what research there is offers a mixed bag of results.

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