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From: Connie Lenzen <>
Subject: [APG] Invitation to Evaluate BCG Rubrics
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:56:50 -0800

Good morning,

For the past two years the Board for Certification of Genealogists
(BCG) has been working toward replacing its ratings-based evaluation
system with a rubrics-based system. BCG's trustees believe the change
will give greater clarity and consistency to its judging process. You
can read more about BCG's transitioning to rubrics-based evaluation
in recent issues of OnBoard.

Rubrics are a set of criteria linked to standards. Combined, the
words rubric and rubrics get about ten million Google hits.

Several professions (most notably education and nursing) have adopted
rubrics for credentialing evaluations. Rubrics are used to evaluate
complex, multidimensional, and idiosyncratic work samples---like
portfolios submitted by applicants for BCG certification.

Although BCG plans to implement rubrics-based evaluation for new
applications in the coming year, they still are in draft form. The
board would like to invite the professional genealogy community to
review the draft and provide feedback.

If you would like to do this, please contact Tom Jones, BCG's rubrics
coordinator, at
He will e-mail you a copy of the rubrics and an evaluation form.

Connie Lenzen
BCG President

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Connie Lenzen, CG*
*CG, Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for
Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certified
genealogists after periodic evaluation, and the board name is
registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office.

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