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College of Arts and Sciences
Textbook Selection/Evaluation Rubric
Department:
Course Name:
Course Number:
Instructor Name:
Title:
Type of Textbook:
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Hardback
ebook
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Rationale
Relevance to the Course Learning Outcomes
Alignment with Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes
Concepts and applications
Textbook focuses on concepts and applications rather than
memorization of procedures (subject specific).
Logical sequence and layout of content
The books chapters are laid out in a systematic and logical
sequence with an excellent constructivist approach to teaching and
learning from a variety of perspectives.
The content of the chapters is organized in a way that themes are
logically sequenced and connected in a way that provides lever for
student understanding.
Support for Conceptual Understanding
The book provides in-depth, theoretical understanding of the
different hypothesis using a diversity of learning strategies.
Relevant and extensive examples are available to support the
concepts. (subject specific)
Accuracy and Validity of Content Information
The book does not contain factual errors and is up to date.
The book also provides to the most recent knowledge and
information and offers the students and instructors significant new
ideas.
5
4
3
2
1
Active Learning
The book engages students in a variety of ways.
Supportive learning modules are detailed and emphasized
throughout the materials. (subject specific)
Ancillary Materials (if applicable)
The additional materials (hardcopy and / or online) are of high
quality.
The materials are comprehensive, practical and innovative.
These include workbooks, practical manuals, texts, exercises, CDs,
etc).
Exercises is comprehensive and include different cognitive levels
including application, analysis and evaluation.
For the course instructor there are electronic and/or online
resources. such as test banks
Price of textbook
The price is commensurate to other books in the field/subject.
Reading skills (subject specific)
The book is appropriate for the reading level of the students.
Integration of Mathematics and Applied sciences (subject
specific)
The book integrates mathematics and applied sciences with focus
and strategies.
Math content goes beyond simple tables and graphs but includes
multiple applications from algebra, geometry and statistics.
Usefulness of textbooks to students after graduation
The textbook is a good reference and manual for students after
graduation.
Scale
5 = Full
4 = Adequate
3 = Partial
2 = Deficient
1 = Not Applicable
(Benchmark textbooks with three others that can be used for the same course)
(Subject specific elements refer to items that are relevant to certain fields of study)
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References
http://info.worldbank.org/etools/docs/library/232529/Watts.pdf
kancrn.kckps.k12.ks.us/science/docs/textbookrubric.doc
http://www.nied.edu.na/publications
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0011/001171/117188e.pdf
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