Queen's Learning Outcomes Assessment

Learning Outcomes Project
Learning Outcomes Project

6. Implementation

Using rubrics to improve learning

These rubrics are intended as assessment tools, and to be used as teaching tools that support student learning and the development of higher-order thinking skills. To be used in this way, the learner needs to be aware of and engage in the assessment process.

Key questions to consider:

  • Will learners be active in the rubric development process?
  • Will the assessment rubric be shared with the learners prior to the learning activity?
  • Are the learners contributing to the assessment process (e.g. peer-evaluation/ self-evaluation)?
  • Will there be an opportunity for learners to get feedback prior to the final submission date?

Example rubric

Rubric example intended for use with third year Media student: Includes issues, evidence, context/ assumptions, position and conclusions