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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Implementing rubrics to assess writing skills in an Adults Advanced EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Class at ICDA (Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano)


Volume 20, Issue 2, May 2017, Pages 681–710

 Implementing rubrics to assess writing skills in an Adults Advanced EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Class at ICDA (Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano)

Santa Cabrera1, Jayza Rosario2, Pablo Castillo3, and Jaison Jimenez4

1 Universidad Domínico Americana, Santo Domingo, D.N., Dominican Republic
2 Universidad Domínico Americana, Santo Domingo, D.N., Dominican Republic
3 Universidad Domínico Americana, Santo Domingo, D.N., Dominican Republic
4 Universidad Domínico Americana, Santo Domingo, D.N., Dominican Republic

Original language: English

Received 28 November 2016

Copyright © 2017 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Oftentimes, when assessing adult student's writing skills in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) environment, teachers and students alike might find themselves at an impasse regarding the grade given in a composition. With this in mind, we have upgraded one of most used assessment tools: rubrics. This project proposal describes the path that we have taken to design an innovative rubric that aims to improve the assessment of writing by both teachers and students alike. Outcomes of this project include increase of students’ self-awareness and independence, and the acceptance of an upgraded assessment tool. In our upgraded rubric the proficiency categories are based on a gradient of colors for each of the relevant aspects of writing rather than on numbers (one through four), literals (A through D), among other types of proficiency indicators, with the aim of making written compositions a useful learning experience, and avoid the conflict of subjective grade.

Author Keywords: Assessment, rubric, writing skills, EFL.


How to Cite this Article


Santa Cabrera, Jayza Rosario, Pablo Castillo, and Jaison Jimenez, “Implementing rubrics to assess writing skills in an Adults Advanced EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Class at ICDA (Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano),” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 681–710, May 2017.