‘Minirubrics’ – 7 hot tips for using this cool tool to focus evaluative conversations

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Posted by: Jane Davidson

Looking for an easy-to-grasp and much more compact alternative to rubrics? Try a minirubric!

A minirubric is a cross between a rating scale and a short rubric.

Hot tip #1: These aren’t an alternative to careful evaluative reasoning informed by the right mix of evidence, but (like full-size rubrics)

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What is Value for Investment, and how should we evaluate it? (guest post from Julian King)

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We’re very excited today to have a guest post from Julian King, who has just published a great FREE downloadable ebook on Value for Investment!

Julian’s Value for Investment approach is a syncretic blend of economic and evaluative methodologies, including evaluative rubrics. As you can see from the picture below, it’s a topic of

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The Friday Funny: Parenting and objectivity

Another gem from Chris Lysy

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What’s not to love about this gem from evaluation cartoonist Chris Lysy? Speaks for itself really.

Another gem from Chris Lysy

Better still, Chris can custom draw cartoons for your next presentation, report, or book! How cool is that? Check out his awesome work at Fresh Spectrum.

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The Friday Funny: Harvard’s Grading Rubric

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After last week’s popular podcast on using rubrics in evaluation (Jane was interviewed by James and Kylie on Adventures in Evaluation), we were delighted when the New York Times published the real rubric used at Harvard University for grading student work!

Here’s a snippet from the first section

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Evaluation Rubrics podcast: Jane Davidson interviewed on Adventures in Evaluation!

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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

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