Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

Using a Single-Point Rubric Online

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Monday, August 21, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017
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In fall 2017, I piloted the use of single-point rubrics for certain assignements in my online ENH 245 class. Typically, a single-point rubric provides the criteria for proficiency,  and then allows for feedback for how a student exceeded or failed to achieve proficiency in given areas, the goal being that the "undefined advanced column" places no limits on how students might stretch themselves" (Gonzalez, 2014). While I believe the rubric tool in Canvas impacted the effectiveness rubric as it did not “look” like a typical  single-point rubric, and I had difficulty quantifying whether the single-point rubrics resulted in more thorough and thoughtful submissions compared to assignments that did not, the students had a positive reception to the rubric. For instance, 54% (12 students) agreed that “the open-ended rubric prompted me to go more in-depth with my answers because I did not feel constrained,”  81.8% agreed that “The instructor feedback on assignments prompted me to make changes or improvements on my next assignment." Please see the attachment for more details!

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Completed Full Cycle: 
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Course Number: 
ENH 245

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RACYC00002's picture
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oohhhh - i'm excited to hear about this....

TER2062747's picture
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I am looking forward to your results!!!

CHEAA00028's picture
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I like this idea. I would also like to know how it works as I change my online rubrics frequently.

HOLUH00001's picture
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I'd like to see an example of your scoring/comments on some actual assignments.  Do you write comments and then incude score out of 10 on each category or is it purely feedback?

TANFT46211's picture
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Kelly,

This sounds very interesting.  I'm looking forward to seeing how students perform with your new rubric.

Respectfully,

Tanisha

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OK, Kelly, I am very interested in your rubric idea.  Being a teacher of English and Communication, I score my student's writings and discussion postings using a 5 point rubric.  I will be most interested in learning how efficacious your method was, and then the improvement in student products, of course.  Good luck!

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Hi Kelly - since you are implementing this in the fall, have you done any preliminary work this semester?  I am looking forward to seeing your results.  

OLGYZ58951's picture
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Kelly, Thank you for sharing. The focus on the feedback really helps the student learn for the next assignment. I like the idea of surveying the students on what they think about a change we make in the course. I will have to try this.

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Hi Kelly,

I look forward to your results!  Thank you for sharing your material.  I like the concept of the transition to "what is my grade" to "what did I learn," as our students envolve into more critical thinking.  

Catherine 

Catherine 

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Kelly,

Thanks for updating this CATS.  I am still wrapping my brain around "single point rubri," for I am not a big user of rubrics.  I think I might want to chat with you more about this.  I love that the feedback prompted students to make changes and improve.  Thanks for sharing this.  

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I like this.  It is definitely a lot more work for the instructor but I can see the value in it.  Can you add another "rating" column and make one for "Advanced" and one for "Concerns?"