It’s been a fun couple of weeks, and one of the highlights for me was a guest appearance on James Coyle and Kylie Hutchinson’s Adventures in Evaluation podcast series!
We talked about:
- how and why I started using rubrics in evaluation (the answer to this might surprise you!)
- what rubrics are and why we use them
- how to develop them and how long it takes
- some of the tips and tricks from years of experience working with evaluation rubrics!
It’s a fun mix of frivolity and serious discussion, so be sure to check it out!
You can listen to the podcast on the Genuine Evaluation site (we’ve embedded it in the post, but it may not come through in the email feed).
Kylie and James have listed a range of rubrics-related resources – most of which we discussed in the podcast – on their page, including:
- slides from the AEA 2013 conference on rubrics:
- Better Evaluation and Judy Oakden have a new document on rubrics, Evaluation Rubrics: How to Ensure Clear and Transparent Assessment That Respects Diverse Lines of Evidence
- a number of real-life rubrics from the New Zealand Ministry of Education
- Jane’s blog post on Evaluation specific methodologies: The methodologies that are specific to evaluation
- one of Kylie’s favourite articles, Jane’s Unlearning Some of Our Social Scientist Habits
The other resource Kylie and James asked about “on air” was my humble minibook, Actionable Evaluation Basics, which has been available as an ebook in English and Spanish since this time last year. At just 60 pages, it’s a quick read.
Just last week I published it as a PRINT book as well – very exciting!!
The book explains the basics of evaluation rubrics and provides a few examples too.
Special Discount Code on the print book!
As a special thanks for tuning into Genuine Evaluation, here’s a special code you can enter to get a 20% discount on the paperback minibook.
When you buy from CreateSpace, enter 3FAYNS5S at checkout to get the discount. This will only be up for about another week though, so please use and pass on quickly to anyone you think would like it.
If shipping costs are too high where you are in the world, the cheap option for a hard copy is to get a printable PDF from Smashwords.