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How Rubrics Help You and Your Students

A rubric is a learning and assessment tool that articulates the expectations for assignments and performance tasks by listing criteria, and for each criteria, describing levels of quality from excellent to poor (Andrade, 2000; Arter & Chappuis, 2007; Stiggins, 2001). The clarity of rubrics is the most important characteristic for its comprehension and application.

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Meeting the Quality Matters Standards

Quality Matters (QM) is a continuous improvement model for assuring quality of online and hybrid/blended courses through a peer review process.

To meet Quality Matters expectations, a course must meet all the Essential Standards AND achieve a total overall score of 85 out of 100 points.

AFTER ACTION REVIEW

THE POWER OF AFTER-ACTION REVIEWS

In 2013, I took a position as training director of a crisis hotline. The majority of call agents worked remotely from locations all around the world. Even though the virtual training program was successful, the process could have benefited from an AAR during the train the trainer phase.