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I am currently teaching courses in curriculum and instruction and assessment to students who are in the Education program. I use rubrics as my main form of assessment coupled with descriptive feedback. My problem is how to turn my rubrics into letter grades which the University requires. My rubrics have been on a 1-4 scale with 4 being exceeding expectations. My students are very grade conscious (even though I'm teaching Assessment For Learning) and often question how I come up with my grade. Any help you can give would be appreciated.

2012-11-26
Nancy Armstrong
 

The
Grade
Doctor
says:

Great to hear that you are using rubrics and that you are teaching Assessment for
Learning. To convert rubric scores to letter grades I suggest you use logic rules like "Mostly
4's and nothing below a 3 is an A;" mostly 3's and nothing below a 2 is a B. There are a
variety of approaches described in Chappuis, J. et al "Classroom Assessment for Student
Learning," Pearson ATI, 2012, pages 345 to 354.

 

 

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