prompt n.

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Wed Mar 17 13:41:36 UTC 2010

I use trait-analytical rubrics in grading my students' papers and
they are very much what Victor says.

---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 16 Mar 2010 09:37:20 -0400
>From:    victor steinbok <aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Re: prompt n.
>Rubrics is another word that has its own meaning in the testing
>world---generally speaking, it's the grading scheme. Unlike
>multiple-choice questions, where answers are assumed to be
>predetermined, open-ended (a.k.a. free-response) questions are graded
>on a short scale according to a rubric. On standardized tests and
>their ilk the rubric may have a 4- or a 6-point scale, with the lowest
>score being 1 == no effort (occasionally 0 indicates no response, but
>this is rare).

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