A Session on Rubrics
Keeping in view that Rubrics have become popular all over the world with teachers as a means of communicating expectations for an assignment, providing focused feedback on works in progress, and grading final products, a session with all teachers of English and Second Language department (Primary as well as Senior section) was held by Ms. Rashmi Virmani on 28th April, 2015.
Basically, familiarizing the teachers with the use of this document in classrooms, which articulates the expectations for an assignment by listing the criteria, and descriptors, or what counts, and describing levels of quality from excellent to poor. Rubrics make grading quicker, clearer, and more objective.
When used as part of a formative, student-centred approach to assessment, Rubrics have the potential to help students develop understanding and skill, as well as make dependable judgments about the quality of their own work. Students too should be able to use Rubrics in many of the same ways that teachers use them—to clarify the standards for a quality performance, and to guide ongoing feedback about progress toward those standards.