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Measuring beyond content: a rubric bank for assessing skills in authentic research assignments in the sciences

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Herein we report the development of an analytic rubric bank to assess non-content learning, namely higher order cognitive skills, the understanding of the nature of science, and effective scientific communication skills in student research projects. Preliminary findings indicate that use of this tool enhances our students' learning in these areas, particularly in the area of communication, as well as eases and speeds the assessment of these skills. Our rubric bank is notable for its adaptability to a wide range of assignments, developmental levels, and science courses.

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The article was received on 13 Dec 2011, accepted on 17 Feb 2012 and first published on 05 Apr 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2RP00023G
Citation: Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2012,13, 268-276
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    Measuring beyond content: a rubric bank for assessing skills in authentic research assignments in the sciences

    T. L. S. Kishbaugh, S. Cessna, S. Jeanne Horst, L. Leaman, T. Flanagan, D. Graber Neufeld and M. Siderhurst, Chem. Educ. Res. Pract., 2012, 13, 268
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RP00023G

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