RUBRIC: A MAGNIFICENT TOOL TO ASSESS, GRADE AND ENHANCE THE COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE OF FRESHMEN UNDER GRADUATESOF DR. ABDUL HAQ URDU UNIVERSITYDURING GROUP DISCUSSION
In the mid-1990s, the field of appraisal and assessment saw a move from conventional to elective evaluation. The move introduced various new practices on aiming connecting teaching and learning forms with the assessment process. Past studies researching the effect of scoring rubrics and peer evaluation witnessed them have a positive impact on students, teachers, and educational programs. The present paper examines the effects of rubrics and peer evaluation on the speaking skills of I year B.Scundergraduate students of Dr. Abdul Haq Urdu University, during the GD round as a part of advanced English language lab activity. A pretest-posttest strategy is utilized between which the two practices were applied to students. A combined t-test and f-test examination was applied indicating a positive effect of the rubrics on the communicative competence of the students. Besides, the elective practices helped to make an interactive student-centered classroom with exceptionally energetic students.