Building Useful Rubrics

Creating Scoring/Analytic Rubrics

Rubrics are a popular tool for outlining criteria and for assessing and evaluating student achievement. They are often in a table/matrix with 3-4 levels and descriptions of criteria per each level. Once developed, a good rubric can be used for years. We have 8 simple suggested steps for creating a rubric.

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Levels and Marks: For Writing Rubrics

This is just a small stab at helping you appoint “level appropriate” marks that correspond to the averages for each level. Remember that giving just any mark for a level isn’t necessarily correct (nor mathematically correct) in terms of the percentage per each category. You may also want to consider giving a range of 3 marks (high level, mid level and low level). Note: I put Level 4 first on the left. You can alter the direction you list levels too.

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Rubric for Quality Rubrics

You are an instructor who needs a rubric for a ‘performance task” (such as a lab, project, model, presentation, etc). You know that by properly constructing a good (and detailed enough) rubric (with added marks) you’ll save yourself time in marking and you’ll provide your students with a good guide to evaluating their ability.  You will also be providing your students with a continuum of descriptions that are consistent and measurable. Ensure that you try to phrase your descriptions positively.

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Handout - Building Useful Rubrics Pacakage

We have prepared an easy to read package for you:

Building Useful Rubrics

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