The use of well-designed rubrics can improve the facilitation of learning by providing both students and instructors with clarity and commonality of purpose of an assignment. Students can better validate their own progress, and instructors can fairly and consistently document the student’s skills. Consider having students self-assess their assignments using the rubric the instructor will use when grading the assignment.
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