Rethinking Rubrics In Writing Assessment

Paperback | January 15, 2006

byMaja Wilson

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Alfie Kohn was described by "Time" as "the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades & test scores." The author of the influential "No Contest"&"Punished by Rewards," he writes & speaks widely about human behavior, education, & social theory. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.35 inPublished:January 15, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325008566

ISBN - 13:9780325008561

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Table of Contents

    Introduction: When Best Practice and Our Deepest Convictions Are at Odds
    1. My Trouble with Rubrics
    2. There Is a Cow in Our Classrooms: How Rubrics Became Writing Assessment’s Sacred Cow
    3. The Broken Promises of Rubrics
    4. The Golden Rule of Assessment: Why Is It So Difficult to Practice What We Preach?
    5. The Heart of a New Writing Assessment Paradigm: Agreeing to Disagree
    6. Making Our Subjectivity Transparent and Useful: What Response Unmediated by Rubrics Looks Like in Our Classrooms
    7. But How Shall We Grade? Investing in Process for the Sake of Product
    8. How Do We Make Time to Make It Meaningful? And Other Questions About Assessment Without Rubrics
    References
    Index