Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


Grading and marking (Students)--Computer network resources; Teaching--Computer network resources;


Rubrics make assessing student work standard and efficient, and they help teachers justify to parents and others the grades that they assign to students. This research project investigated the possibility of improving grading efficiency in project-based classes using online rubrics. Two research questions were studied: 1. Would the teachers feel that using a standards-based rubric with predetermined grading criteria be more efficient in assessing their student projects and save them time in grading? 2. Would the use of technology in the grading process be of enough value to the teachers that they would be interested in using a web-based rubric after the study was over?

A group of practicing high school teachers and college instructors were asked to use an online rubric to grade student project work. After completing the rubric, teachers were asked to evaluate the use of the rubric for speed and efficiency. Based on analysis of the data provided by the research participants, this research project concluded that grading projects can be done more efficiently saving the teacher time and making grades more standard using a standards-based, web-based rubric to score each project.

Year of Submission


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Mary C. Herring


If you are the rightful copyright holder of this graduate research paper and wish to have it removed from the Open Access Collection, please submit a request to and include clear identification of the work, preferably with the URL.

Date Original


Object Description

1 PDF file (65 pages)



File Format