All About Assessment Rubrics

Discover how to create robust reliable and coherent rubrics for student success

All About Assessment Rubrics: Creating robust reliable and coherent rubrics for student success

Have you ever struggled to write a good rubric? Sat in front of your computer with a big sigh and thought, okay, what do I write now? Googled other people's rubrics to get a start? Well than this is the course for you!

Welcome to All About Assessment Rubrics: Creating robust reliable and coherent rubrics for student success. Give me just 2 hours of your time, by the end of which you will be well on the way to being able to write some pretty great rubrics, quickly making you the rubric expert in your staffroom or school, and have everyone 'borrowing' your work!

This course is all about helping you to understand the process for creating robust, reliable and coherent rubrics for every student’s success. During the 4 sessions, I give you some background information about the development of rubrics, discuss the what and why of rubrics, situating them in the context of good classroom curriculum planning. I then take you through a detailed process for how to write good coherent rubrics, that will assess what your intended learning outcomes say! I conclude by showing you a couple of ways you can use rubrics to make good comparable and manageable judgements.

The course is self directed and draws on my own 20+ years experience as a teacher, my involvement in research on curriculum design and assessment practices, and will encourage you to make connections from your practice. It is closely linked to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Proficient levels at Standard 5 (5.1,5.2, 5.3). The bonus workbook gives you space to reflect on your learning. The comment sections enables you to collaborate with others and share your experiences.

On completion, you will walk away with a sound understanding of the process for writing robust and consistent assessment rubrics. You will have reflected on what you have learned ready to submit to your teaching accrediting body. On 100% completion you will also receive a Certificate of Completion, which you can use as evidence of your professional learning.

  • The course is fully accredited with the ACT TQI - completion gives you 2 hours of accredited Professional Learning. ACT participant completions are logged with the TQI at the end of each week.
  • All other states - Completing the course will contribute 2 hours of PD addressing 5.1.2 and 5.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher registration in other States of Australia.

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Your Instructor

Dr. Karin Oerlemans
Dr. Karin Oerlemans

I am passionate about inclusive education, teaching and learning, quality educational practices. My philosophy of education is the belief that all students have the right and ability to learn, and it is the role as educators to promote not only learning, but a lifelong love of learning. And to do so in inclusive environments that authentically models the kind of world we want for our children. This has been the foundation of my own practice. It guides my approach to my work, my research and my life.

I have been working in education since 1987. I have worked as a teacher (K-12), lecturer, teacher educator, professional development coordinator, education researcher, educational/instructional designer, education manager, small business owner, and as a private education consultant.

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Course Curriculum

  Welcome and Working through the course
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  An Introduction to Rubrics
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  Making Judgements
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have till March the following year to complete your course. This is is inline with the re-registration date for Australian teachers. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own. If you are not Australian or decide you need longer, you can email the course admin at [email protected]
What style of learning is it?
The course uses an adult learning methodology. This means it is practical, focused on what you need to know, self directed, based on real life experiences (my own as a teacher of 20+ years experience) and very relevant to your life as a teacher!
What does the course entail?
The course is made up of 4 sessions covering the relevant content. Each session includes a number of short videos for you to complete, a workbook to fill out (for your own records) and some activities and readings that are about engaging with the content. The full course takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
I am an Australian, can I use this for my Professional Development for registration purposes?
Yes! This course is fully accredited in both the ACT and NSW and has been developed to meet the APSTs as listed above. Once completed, you will be emailed a Certificate of Completion, which you can use as evidence of your participation.
I am not an Australian, can I use this for my Professional Development?
Yes. Although the course has been developed using the Australian Professional Teaching Standards, the learning in the course is relevant to any teacher! If you set assessments, and use rubrics to mark them, but struggle to create valid and reliable rubrics, then this course is for you!
I am in! How do I enroll?
You enroll in the course by pressing any of the green enroll buttons on the course sales page. You will need to have your credit card ready. Then simply follow the prompts. I look forward to meeting you inside!

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