Educational Research Journal



Which Rubric is More Suitable for NSS Liberal Studies? Analytic or Holistic?

2007.第22卷第2期(Vol. 22 No. 2).pp. 179–199
 

Which Rubric is More Suitable for NSS Liberal Studies? Analytic or Holistic?

Sze-Wing A. KUO

Abstract

This paper tries to gather evidence from literature review, to answer the question asked by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA): whether analytic rubric or holistic rubric should be chosen in scoring candidates’ written responses of New Senior Secondary (NSS) Liberal Studies public examination. Criteria for comparison include: impact, discriminative power, inter-rater reliability, bias-free, and time-saving. Analysis of the research findings suggests that analytic rubric appeared to be more appropriate for the assessment. Further studies are suggested to be done in implementing a large scale research project for facilitating learning from performance-based assessment, accommodation of students with special learning difficulty, combination of holistic and analytic rubric and comprehensive raters’ training.

Keywords: liberal studies; rubric; performance-based assessment

摘要

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