Abstract: This paper presents a new instrument for the evaluation and improvement of the reflective narratives of
students in higher education: the Rubric for Narrative Reflection Assessment (NARRA). First, we describe
the process of construction of the rubric, with its elements, indicators and levels. Second, we present the
results of a validation process that used the judgements of external experts, who confirmed the usefulness
of the instrument. Third, we show the results of NARRA's first application to students' narratives.
We conclude that the new rubric we propose works well in grading the degree of reflection on the basis
of subjective texts.