Core Learning Outcomes Resources
Rubrics are a valuable aspect of Core Learning Outcome assessment:
- They can be used to assess the relative success of particular assignments or projects.
- They can assist in assessing how well a faculty is addressing specific core outcomes.
- They can be used in a pre and post score process to see if students have improved over the course of the term on specific outcomes.
It is considered strong pedagogy to share rubrics with students to make outcomes as transparent as possible. Discussing the rubric with students can lead to dialogue about the value of learning outcomes and the language associated with the rubrics and core outcomes.
These rubrics are not meant to be used as a grading tool, but rather as an assessment tool. All students may or may not be able to reach mastery levels of the rubric, nor is that the expectation. Helping students move from beginning levels to developing and or proficient levels is an important and valuable outcome, as is establishing the value of core learning in a students’ academic and personal development.