Assessment Scoring and Marking Workshop
On June 23, 2015, a workshop entitled Assessment Scoring and Marking was held by BINUS Corporate Learning & Development. The workshop, attended by Binus University lecturers , was held in due to the challenges and issues in higher education about scoring. The goal is to make correct scoring without involving excessive subjectivity. For example in making a relevant score on how to assess an essay and a poster for the final semester, the instructor would base his scoring by their personal preferences.
Further around the challenges in this field, Dra. Wiwik Andreani, M. Hum, as the workshop instructor stated that the great number of classes or parallel classes can cause a lot of subjectivity tendencies in the assessment scoring. The reason behind this is because they reach the point where lethargy disturbs their ability to make constant judgments. Besides that, an abundant number of students in a large classroom with the capacity of more than fifty people can also make assessment’s scoring become less valid due to the same reason.
In order to solve this problem, Dra Wiwik Andreani, M. Hum, who represented BINUS Corporate Learning & Development, opened a discussion about scoring rubric system.
Scoring rubric system is a tool that lays out the standard of what should be in an assessment of a task. This includes criteria, or what counts in a scoring to make a description level of quality from excellent to poor. To put it simply, the use of this system is based on three stages; content, material supporting content, and its presentation.
This system has been very popular in the world of education and believed to be able to provide an objective assessment, fair and valid. Not only use for scoring the assessment, but rubric can also fill the role to evaluate student’s assignment. To the extent, this system also allows to help student develop a dependable judgment of their own works. Thus, rubric can make a great getaway to clarify the standards for a quality performance, and to guide ongoing feedback about progress toward those standards [Linda].
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