Rubrics — a tool for unboxing evaluative reasoning

Judy Oakden presented this session about rubrics along with the rest of the Kinnect Group at the Australian Evaluation Conference.

Rubrics are an intuitive way of implementing evaluation-specific methodology. They can be used in a wide variety of evaluation contexts to unbox, demystify and democratise evaluative reasoning, by facilitating a clear, shared understanding of how quality, value and effectiveness are defined.

This panel presented case examples of rubrics from different contexts, illustrating how rubrics support not only explicit evaluative reasoning but also stakeholder engagement and participation, innovation, adaptive strategy, evaluation validity, communication of results, and evaluation use.