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
A 2014 presentation of mine to introduce rubric use, including using the Moodle LMS rubrice tool for grading.
Download a handout on using the Moodle rubric tool.
Some learning management systems, such as Blackboard and Moodle, have rubric tools. These videos explain how to work with rubrics for scoring/grading within Moodle.
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
Bridge Building - task specific
NJEDge.Net Best Practices Proposals Evaluation - task specific
ETS Writing Rubric - specific to a particular writing task but adaptable to other writing - not using the typical table format
Evaluation of a Research Paper - though this long (3 page) 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.
an Online Course - this very detailed rubric from USC at Chi co,
is used to evaluate 6 features of an online course - each feature is
on its own rubric page.
Assessing a Meeting - an interesting example both in structure and intent (Word document)
This is general template for a typical rubric that simply shows how rubrics frequently contain a number of performance objectives that are evaluated over a range of competencies.
ONLINE RESOURCES ABOUT USING RUBRICS & CREATING YOUR OWNSince a Google search on "rubric" produced almost 5 million hits, there is 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
Developed for the scoring of essays written for the Regents' Testing Program in the University System of Georgia, this Essay Scoring Manual has a rubric for scoring and many useful references for assessment.
RubiStar is one online tool to help the teacher (at all grade levels) who wants to use rubrics but does not have the time or experience to develop them from scratch. Start with the tutorial (it includes information on changing categories, their headings and content). Register (it's free) so that you can save and edit what you create on the site.
RUBRICS IN K-12 EDUCATIONI would suggest that teachers in higher education look at these sites too. Your students are using rubrics in their classes and may have expectations for their inclusion in collge courses too. Many of theese rubrics can be used as templates for your own college-level rubrics.
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 many types of rubric links in different subject areas.
Rubric for a language arts class on the sonnet by Leon Alirangues.