Rubrics for assessing communication, teamwork, design created by U of T researchers

June 7, 2017

Assessing student learning in communication, teamwork, and design has found a new resource in a set of rubrics developed by researchers at the University of Toronto, according to a new report by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. The report follows on a three-year project at U of T that saw researchers develop rubrics to assess student learning across various contexts while giving instructors the flexibility to adapt the rubrics to meet their individual needs. The project sought to develop rubrics that could assess learning outcomes in five key competency areas: communication, teamwork, design, problem analysis and investigation. Rubrics were developed for the first three, while specific learning outcomes were compiled for the latter two. HEQCO | Report