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  1. Guest blog: Why rubrics are useful in evaluations

    13th March, 2013

    In Aoteoroa New Zealand the use of rubrics has been adopted across a number of institutions to help ensure there is transparent and clear assessment which respects and includes diverse lines of evidence in evaluation. This case, written as part of the BetterEvaluation writeshop process, discusses how the use of rubrics was helpful throughout all stages of an evaluation of the First-time Principals’ Induction Programme.

  2. 52 weeks of BetterEvaluation: Week 11: Using rubrics

    12th March, 2013

    The term "rubric" is often used in education to refer to a systematic way of setting out the expectations for students in terms of what would constitute poor, good and excellent performance.

  3. Evaluation rubrics: how to ensure transparent and clear assessment that respects diverse lines of evidence


    This report provides a detailed description of an evaluation, written by Judy Oakden, as part of the first BetterEvaluation writeshop process, led by Irene Guijt. Peer reviewers for this report were Carolyn Kabore and Irene Guijt.   

  4. Rubrics

    Global Assessment Scale, competency framework
    Evaluation Option
    Example rubric

    A rubric is a framework that sets out criteria and standards for different levels of performance and describes what performance would look like at each level.  Rubrics have often been used in education for grading student work, and in recent years have been applied in evaluation to make transparent the process of synthesising evidence into an overall evaluative judgement.

  5. Objectives-Based Evaluation (OBE) for impact investing

    13th October, 2020

    Bob Picciotto is a former Director General of the Independent Evaluation Group which oversees evaluation in the International Finance Corporation, an agency dedicated to the promotion of private sector development in developing countries. In this guest blog, he argues that the ethical investment community has much to learn from the Objectives-Based Evaluation (OBE) approach used by the multilateral development banks: OBE rates social and environmental sustainability performance as well as economic and financial returns.