By Tan, Kelvin Heng Kiat
Rubrics offer concrete artefacts of what schools evaluate to be of merit, and what educators and schools value to be worth rewarding. Assessment Rubrics Decoded offers insights into a myriad of issues that affect, and are affected by, the construction of merit in students' learni...ng and the articulation of (underlying) educational ideologies in the assessment of student achievement. Designed for both students and teachers - who should have parity of involvement in developing and using rubrics - this book covers the problematic issues of assessment in schools at the same time as offering readers practical solutions for navigating the ensuing tensions and dilemmas. The notion that rubrics may hinder assessment transparency is also discussed, with examples, to warn against uncritical use of rubrics that may discipline rather than help learners. The perspective of a school leader in providing assessment leadership to rubrics usage across a school is included for extending awareness of rubrics beyond classroom contexts. This provides an informed approach for teachers to understand the stakes and complexities involved in judging learning, and learners, whilst offering concrete options and suggestions to consider. This book will be a valuable resource for classroom teachers, school leaders, teacher educators and researchers interested in the field of assessment rubrics.Read more
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Kelvin Heng Kiat Tan is an associate professor in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is one of the series editors for the Routledge book series: Assessment in Schools: Principles in Practice. He gained his PhD at the University of Technology in Sydney in 2004.
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