Use of rubric in assessment to support learning

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

First Supervisor/Advisor

Dr. Nicholas Wachira

Second Supervisor/Advisor

Dr. Fulgence Swai Saronga


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


The study involved an intervention on use of rubrics in assessment with an aim of empowering teachers and students with skills and knowledge that would facilitate implementation of assessment for learning strategies to promote student engagement in learning. This was conducted by adopting quasi experimental design and quantitative approach that involved administering of pretest and posttest to the treatment and control group and the results analyzed using t-test analysis to establish the effect of intervention. A total of 40 students from two form three classes that formed treatment and control group by random selection, participated in the research, with control group having 18 participants and treatment group having 22 participants. The study showed that use of rubric in assessment enhanced student engagement in learning, hence significant improvement in performance was realized. In addition, the findings revealed that use of rubric during classroom instructions improved teacher’s pedagogical skills and as a result student engagement in learning improved.

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