Description: Many schools continue to struggle with assurance of learning. Several accounting programs now use rubrics in their assessment of student learning. However, there is a considerable amount of second-guessing about the efficacy of rubrics that were developed in-house as well as those developed by third parties. No one is really sure what to do and how to measure learning. This workshop will introduce participants to a meta-rubric that can be used to assess their rubrics. The meta-rubric may be customized to emphasize the learning goals and values of an institution and it can be readily applied by faculty and administrators to evaluate their rubrics. As part of the workshop, participants will learn how to customize and use the meta rubric in their own learning environments. Additionally, they will also explore different approaches to summarizing and reporting data (obtained through rubrics) that visually draw attention to areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
Method of Delivery: Group — Live
Intended Audience: Faculty and administrators interested AOL
Format/Structure: The workshop will use an active learning methodology that engages participants in discussions about the challenges of designing and using rubrics, hands-on exercises, and case analyses. Participants will evaluate rubrics from their schools as well as those used at other schools. An actual case will be used to show how the meta rubric was used to evaluate an in-house developed rubric and to strengthen the quality of the evidence about student learning that was collected by the institution.
Learning Objective: 1. Discuss and learn about complexities in designing an effective rubric.
2. Discuss and learn about a meta rubric to evaluate rubrics
3. Apply the meta rubric to evaluate existing rubrics
4. Use rubrics to create visual evidence that pinpoint strengths and weaknesses in learning.
Advanced Preparation Required: Participants should bring their rubrics and examples of evidence they created from their rubrics to the session.