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Portfolio Rubric for First Year Writing - CSU Fresno

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Carol Firstman, an Instructor at Fresno State, is using the rubric developed by the First Year Writing program at Fresno State in Canvas. The grading criteria and rating categories are taken directly from the FYW template materials. The 30 point rubric includes the criteria of reading and writing strategies, reflection, summary and conversation, rhetoric, language coherence, and self-and peer evaluation. The ratings are exceeds, complete, and not passing.

QLT Objectives Met

  • QLT Section 2: Assessment of Student Learning
    • Objective: 2.4 The assessment instruments (e.g., rubrics, grading sheets) are detailed and appropriate to the student work and respective outcomes being assessed. This includes assessing modes of online participation and contributions.


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Additional Information

  • Material Type: Assessment Tool
  • Author: Carole Firstman, Instructor
  • Institution: California State University, Fresno
  • Date Created: 2021-06-18
  • Course Format:   Online, Hybrid / Blended

QM Standard Equivalents

  • QM General Standard 3: Assessment and Measurement
  • Standard: 3.1 The assessments measure the achievement of the stated learning objectives.
  • Standard: 3.3 Specific and descriptive criteria are provided for the evaluation of learners’ work, and their connection to the course grading policy is clearly explained.
  • Standard: 3.4 The course includes multiple types of assessments that are sequenced and suited to the level of the course.