Assessing Students' Reading Comprehension Through Rubrics

Marija Mijušković

Abstract


Rubrics can be used for assessing students reading comprehension in many ways. Firstly, they help to ensure that the learning targets become clear. The students must be able to understand the learning target in order to develop superior outcomes. Students who have been given criteria for reading comprehension will be able to complete complex tasks. They will be able to demonstrate the required skills which can be assessed by the teachers. Another critical aspect of rubrics in reading comprehension is the fact that they help to facilitate instructional design and delivery. Instructional design is an important part of the educational process because it must be able to use personalized as well as universal strategies to meet the needs of students. Teachers that eloquently craft the expectations to students can help the latter to focus on key learning targets. Instructional approaches can then be used to improve the efficacy of the learning environment. The assessment process should be accurate and fair when designing rubrics. This is important specifically with reference to the needs of assessing students reading comprehension. Teachers can achieve consistency when they refer to common rubrics. The reviewer is able to judge in a fair manner by referring to the key aspects of the rubrics. This is an important strategy that must lead to long term outcomes within a short period of time. Students are able to identify the assessment criteria that are an important part of completing task.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n13p252


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