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Grading Descriptors and Rubrics

The fourth of the Assessment Workshop Series will be held on May 4, 2011 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at Room 321, Run Run Shaw Building. The focus of this workshop is on standards of assessment and grading assignments using rubrics. Professor Michael Prosser and Dr Cecilia Chan from the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) will be facilitating this workshop.

The issue of standards in assessment in higher education is a vexed one. How we maintain, enhance, justify and explain our standards, other than in a norm-referenced way, is one of growing international concern. With the curriculum reform in Hong Kong, universities in Hong Kong are now adopting an outcomes-based approach. This entails moving away from a mixture of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced assessment to a standards-based approach based upon grade descriptors. In this workshop, some of the background to the use of standards based assessment will be outlined and the meaning of standards based assessment will be discussed. Participants will also have the opportunity to draft their own grade descriptors and grading rubrics for their courses.

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