The benefits of rubrics have long been established and their use encouraged in various fields of study. The authors sought to create a rubric specific to the needs in CSD to more clearly share expectations for student clinical writing and more comprehensively assess the quality of their writing. The faculty collaborated with the Office of Academic Assessment to develop a rubric to address these issues. The rubric was developed using VALUE rubrics as guidance, as well as the unique requirements for Communication Sciences and Disorders documentation. This specific rubric may be used to grade and provide feedback to improve the comprehension of the many facets of superior clinical writing, provide transparency in grading, and to improve the quality of future documentation. In addition, it provides the professor a framework from which to teach expectations of the document and descriptions of student performance to increase proficiency and effectiveness in grading. It may be used for undergraduate and graduate students in both academic and clinical courses.
Willis, Laura B. and Piazza, Lindsey
"Developing and Using a Rubric to Provide Feedback and Improve CSD Clinical Writing,"
Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders: Vol. 3:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/tlcsd/vol3/iss2/4