Developing, using, and analyzing rubrics in language assessment with case studies in Asian and Pacific languages

Rubrics are essential tools for all language teachers in this age of communicative and task-based teaching and assessment—tools that allow us to efficiently communicate to our students what we are looking for in the productive language abilities of speaking and writing and then effectively assess those abilities when the time comes for grading students, giving them feedback, placing them into new courses, and so forth. This book provides a wide array of ideas, suggestions, and examples (mostly from Maori, Hawaiian, and Japanese language assessment projects) to help language educators effectively develop, use, revise, analyze, and report on rubric-based assessments.


1 Introduction to Rubric-Based Assessment
James Dean Brown

2 Developing Rubrics for Language Assessment
James Dean Brown

3 Assessing Student Language Performance: Types and Uses of Rubrics
Larry Davis & Kimi Kondo-Brown

4 Issues in Analyzing Rubric-Based Results
James Dean Brown & Catherine (Katarina ) Anne Edmonds

5 Maori Language Proficiency in Writing: The Kaiaka Reo Year
Eight Writing Test
Catherine (Katarina ) Anne Edmonds

6 The Hawaiian Oral Language Assessment: Development and
Effectiveness of the Scoring Rubric
Alohalani Housman, Kaulana Dameg, Mahealani Kobashigawa,
& James Dean Brown

7 Rubric-Based Scoring of Japanese Essays: The Effects on
Generalizability of Numbers of Raters and Categories
James Dean Brown & Kimi Kondo-Brown

8 Conclusions on Rubric-Based Assessment
James Dean Brown

Tagged as 2010-2014 lctl assessment research