Effective assessment and practices
Assessments remain a challenge for faculty and clinicians who are often inadequately trained in education. A variety of tools for student assessment are available. However, the empirical evidence on the inter-rater reliability and validity of most of these tools is very limited (Isaacson & Stacy, 2009). In this paper, two of these tools, rubrics and checklists, will be described, compared, contrasted, and the best tool amongst them identified.
A rubric is a scaled tool placed in a grid and which has levels of performance/achievement and clearly articulated criteria for each level. Rubrics are used to assess performance, procedure, or product. They are ...