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Rubrics can take the pain out of assessing student work, including writing.

Let’s Talk Teaching: Rubrics 101

Take the pain out of evaluating the subjective elements of your students’ learning. In this episode, we explore the advantages of developing and using rubrics. What makes a rubric more than a checklist? And how can rubrics help us gut check out teaching, to make sure we’re really focusing on what’s important to students? Julie-Ann McFann, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology’s Program Team leader, joins Jim Gee to talk rubric construction, why language is as important as concepts when putting your “grid” together, and whether or not your should share your rubric with your students before they begin the assignment.

Julie-Ann also mentions several resources. Find links and more details on this episode’s show page.

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at the Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Podcast.

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