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

    Brown, J. D.

    Brown, J. D., & National Foreign Language Resource Center (University of Hawaii at Manoa). (2012). Developing, using, and analyzing rubrics in language assessment with case studies in Asian and Pacific languages. Honolulu, HI: National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii.

    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.

    Contents

    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