A First Step Towards Synthesizing Rubrics and Video for the Formative Assessment of Complex Skills

  • Kevin AckermansEmail author
  • Ellen Rusman
  • Saskia Brand-Gruwel
  • Marcus Specht
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 653)


For learners, it can be difficult to imagine how to perform a complex skill from textual information found in a text-based analytic rubric. In this paper we identify three deficiencies of the text-based analytic rubric for the formative assessment of complex skills. We propose to address the text-based analytic rubric’s deficiencies by adding video modeling examples. With the resulting Video Enhanced Rubric we aim to improve the formative assessment of complex skills by fostering learner’s mental model development, feedback quality and complex skill mastery.


Video Rubrics (Formative) assessment Complex skills Mental models 



We would like to gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the Viewbrics project, that is funded by the practice-oriented research programme of the Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO), part of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Ackermans
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ellen Rusman
    • 1
  • Saskia Brand-Gruwel
    • 1
  • Marcus Specht
    • 1
  1. 1.Welten InstituteOpen UniversiteitHeerlenThe Netherlands

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