In designing and developing assessment tools for competency-based learning, it became evident that there’s a strong case for providing assessors with a tool to assist in their judgement of an individual’s competence. Performance criteria are often used to develop assessment tasks, in particular skills based tasks; however these are
then assessed using basic tools in the form of observation checklists.
Whilst a rubric can be utilised for the assessment of written work, in the context of competency-based training, it is more applicable to use in skills based assessments.
The content used for this multiple format post has been taken from a paper I wrote as part of post-graduate study.
This audio explores the following topics:
- What is a rubric?
- Features of a rubric
- Types of rubric
- Why use a rubric?
Here’s an example of the mastery scale. This one is based on a unit of competence for delivering a presentation. It will give you an indication of what we mean by having a scale. At the accomplished level, learners would have mastery of the three other levels.
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