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Critical Thinking: Sample Rubrics

Domain Specific

Analytical Paper for a Music Class                                               
Cameron Bennett, Ohio Wesleyan University

Research Article Critique – Psychology                                   
Sarah Murnen, Kenyon College

Science Essay  
Nestor Matthews, Denison University

Short Passage Exegesis                                                
John Rudisill, The College of Wooster

Research Proposal Assignment for Program Assessment: Senior Exercise Rubric (Evaluation of a Research Proposal)
Sarah Murnen, Kenyon College

Senior Capstone Experience                                   
Gary L. Baker, Denison University

Single-Item Rubric for Physics Program Assessment: Writing a Critical Thinking Rubric for a Physics Pre/post Test for Majors
Barbara Andereck, Ohio Wesleyan University

Science Paper Used to Evaluate Seniors: Assessment of Biology Senior Exercise Paper 06-07
Chris Gillen, Kenyon College

Theatre and Dance 369 - Playwriting
Bonnie Milne Gardner, Ohio Wesleyan University

Interdisciplinary

Interdisciplinary Research Paper: INTL 200  “Europe and Immigration”
Gary L. Baker, Denison University

IDPT 110 - College Writing Tutorial
William Macauley, The College of Wooster

Cultural Area Studies 199 - Theories of Culture
Harry Gamble, The College of Wooster

Botony/Microbiology 233 - Ecology and the Human Future
Laurie Anderson, Ohio Wesleyan University

Botony/Microbiology 125 – Introduction to Microbiology
Laura Tuhela Ruening, Ohio Wesleyan University

Women's Studies and First Year Seminar
Toni King, Denison University

General

Generic Critical Thinking Rubric                                    
Barbara Andereck, Ohio Wesleyan University

Generic Critical Thinking Rubric: Critical Thinking Assessment Rubric
Nestor Matthews, Denison University

Critical Thinking Student Generated Writing Rubric
Bill Macauley, The College of Wooster

Critical Thinking and Literacy Inventory
Bill Macauley, The College of Wooster

Examples of General Critical Thinking Scoring Rubrics From Other Institutions

Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric, Academic Press. 
 
http://66.132.144.88/pdf_files/rubric.pdf
 
General Education Critical Thinking Rubric, Northeastern Illinois University.
 
http://www.neiu.edu/~neassess/pdf/CriThinkRoger-long.pdf
 
The Critical Thinking Rubric, Washington State University.
 
http://wsuctproject.wsu.edu/ctr.htm

Faculty Narratives

Rubrics helped me design a more effective assignment
John Rudisill, The College of Wooster

Rubrics illuminated the problem-solving process
Barbara Andereck, Ohio Wesleyan

Rubrics helped me design a more effective course: Incorporating Critical Thinking and Creativity into a Seminar
Kate Elkins, Kenyon College

Rubrics motivated curricular change                                   
Chris Gillen, Kenyon College

Rubrics helped me design a more effective rubric                       
Nestor Matthews, Denison Univeristy