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Leveling the Field: Using Rubrics to Achieve Greater Equity in Teaching and Grading
Essays on Teaching Excellence
  • Dannelle D. Stevens, Portland State University
  • Antonia Levi, Portland State University
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  • Bilingual education,
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers
Rubrics can be used to assure greater consistency in grading and as a teaching tool to promote greater equity, especially with students who are first generation and /or non-native speakers of English.

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Stevens, D.D. & Levi, A. J. (2005). Leveling the field: Using rubrics to achieve greater equity in teaching and assessment. Essays on Teaching Excellence, Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education, 17 (1).