Rubrics can be a useful aid to grading student work and to clarifying expectations in assignments.
As an assessment tool, rubrics specify clear criteria and assist students to evaluate their own work against known standards. When used effectively, rubrics form the basis of an efficient, consistent and fair marking scheme that helps facilitate student learning.
As a guide to grading student work, the Business School has developed rubrics for oral and written communication skills, and a rubric to assist in the development of teamwork skills. There is also a fourth rubric designed to assist specifically with the grading of oral presentation and delivery skills.
The Self and Peer Assessment Resource Kit (SPARK) online program is used in conjunction with the teamwork skills rubric to report self and peer assessment ratings and feedback relating to the development of student teamwork skills.