Effects of rubric quality on marker variation in higher education

Chakraborty, Subrata and Dann, Christopher ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7477-0305 and Mandal, Anuradha and Dann, Beverly and Paul, Manoranjan and Hafeez-Baig, Abdul (2021) Effects of rubric quality on marker variation in higher education. Studies In Educational Evaluation, 70:100997. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0191-491X


Abstract

Variation among markers has the potential to disadvantage students by contributing to a discrepancy in assessments in higher education settings. In this study, we extended a previous study that analyzed first-year students' results in a Business Faculty within an Australian university to understand the extent of variation within and between multiple markers and across multiple courses. The study investigated the potential influence of quality of rubrics and associated documentation provided as marker guidance. Results indicated that specific features of rubrics, such as the inclusion of clear indicators of quality, had an observable effect on marker variation.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2021 06:32
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 06:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: higher education, assessment bias, marker bias reduction, assessment reliability, assessment validity, rubric analysis
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2021.100997
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/42631

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