Assessment in Support of Learning
to Rubrics - What is a rubric and why would you want to use one?
3. STEPS for CREATING your own rubric
ABET Scoring Rubrics for Program Outcomes from the University of Delaware, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Here's an example of how a very simple rubric might be used to do open-ended assessments in mathematics - this site shows how a rubric can be used to score student responses rubrics and includes sample responses.
A rubric for evaluating academic Twitter use
This task specific rubric is for assessing a digital video project and shows the detail that some rubrics contain.
Bridge Building - task specific
NJEDge.Net Best Practices Proposals Evaluation - task specific
ETS Writing Rubric - specific to this writing task but adaptable to other writing
Evaluation of a Research Paper - though this rubric includes a scoring element for adherence to APA style, it is a general rubric that could be used with minor modifications for most research paper writing assignments.
Evaluating an Online Course - this very detailed rubric from USC at Chico, is used to evaluate 6 features of an online course - each feature is on its own rubric page. Compare it with an equally elaborate rubric that is used by WebCT to judge entrants in their exemplary online courses competition. As is often the case, these task specific rubrics could easily be adapted for use in evaluating any online course by removing specific descriptors.
Assessing a Meeting - an interesting example both in structure and intent (Word document)
Finally, a general template for a typical rubric that shows how rubrics generally contain a number of performance objectives that are evaluated over a range of competencies.
ONLINE RESOURCESSince a Google search on "rubrics" produced over 2 million hits, there should be no shortage of sites for you to explore.
Here are a few recommended links:
Guidelines for Rubric Development from San Diego State University's College of Education
An Introduction to Scoring Rubrics - though developed by the Chicago Public schools, these pages are a good introduction for any educator new to rubric use and creation.
Schools of California Online Resources for Education (SCORE) Rubrics
Essay Scoring Manual - developed for the scoring of essays written for the Regents' Testing Program of the University System of Georgia - besides the rubric for scoring, there are many useful references on this site for assessment.
Your Own Rubrics Online
RUBRICS IN K-12 EDUCATION
California schools have adopted rubrics as one way to standardize the assessment of students and curriculum - examples from different disciplines and rubrics used for California content standards assessment
Kathy Schrock's website includes extensive rubric links in many subject areas. Rubrics are long been used more widely at the K12 levels.
Life on Mars Project - One of many science rubrics created by NASA for schools.
Rubric for a language arts class on the sonnet by Leon Alirangues.
http://rubrician.com/ has many pre-made rubrics that you can use sorted by subjects and grade levels.