Can Rubrics Facilitate Student Assessment in Problem Based Learning?
The study describes the need to have a systematic, at the same time Ã¢â‚¬Å“fit for purposeÃ¢â‚¬Â rubric that will enable faculty/tutors to assess studentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ performance constructively and reliably in Problem-Based Learning (PBL). A four-level assessment rubric having ten- performance objects with descriptors, five each for the two sessions of PBL was developed. Faculty and student feedback in the form of questionnaire was taken to evaluate the process. 81% of faculty reported that the rubric was useful in assessing students and 91% of students felt that it was Ã¢â‚¬Å“very importantÃ¢â‚¬Â that faculty should use the rubric as it reflected authenticity in assesment.