A rubric is a scoring guide that seeks to evaluate a student’s performance based on the sum of a full range of criteria rather than a single numerical score.
A rubric is an authentic assessment tool used to measure students’ work.
- Student Generated: When used as an evaluative tool enable students to be candid and specific in their evaluations of their own writing, thus supporting what research says about authentic assessment and self-regulated learning (Grierson, Anson & Baird, 2002; Bandert-Drowns, Kulik, Kulik & Morgan, 1991).
AACU VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) Rubrics:
- Civic Engagement
- Computational Thinking
- Creative Thinking
- Creative Thinking (UD OEA Modified)
- Critical Thinking
- Critical Thinking (UD OEA and Undergraduate Research Modified)
- Ethical Reasoning
- General Education Rubrics
- Global Learning
- Information Literacy
- Inquiry and Analysis
- Inquiry and Analysis (UD OEA Modified)
- Integrative Learning
- Intercultural Knowledge
- Lifelong Learning
- Oral Communication
- Oral Communication (UD OEA Modified)
- Problem Solving
- Quantitative Literacy
- Quantitative Literacy (UD OEA Modified)
- Written Communication
- Written Communication (UD OEA Modified)
Resources on Rubrics:
Information Literacy Scoring Rubric
Primary Trait Scoring Form for Senior Thesis, Psychology
Rubric Development, New Measure, Inc. Equips teachers and instructional designers with standards-based curriculum/assessment tools and classroom practices. Mostly focused on K-12; rubric design principles apply to higher education setting.
What’s wrong and What’s Right with Rubrics (Popham, J. 1997)
Engineering – Presentation rubric
Problem Based Learning – Rubric to evaluate problem
- Assessment and Rubric Information: Kathy Schrock’s examples of evaluation scales/rubrics for various student and faculty activities.
- Assessment Matters! has lots of rubric examples, plus other K-12-oriented assessment links.
- Authentic Assessment Toolbox
- Examples of rubrics for general education outcomes from Northeastern Illinois University . Also has links to other information about assessment rubrics.
- Examples of rubrics for general education outcomes from Brenau University. Select Forms and Rubrics and follow the drop-down menus. Note: This site “locks” Internet Explorer. You can’t use the (B)ack button to return to the Internet Resources meta-list. This doesn’t happen with Firefox or Netscape browsers.
- Rubric For Online discussions
- Rubric generators Create rubrics for various topics.
- Rubrician– Claims to be the official website for generators
- Rubric for Rubrics
- Rubrics For Teachers
- Rubric Template 4 criterion only 2 descriptor levels
- Thinking Gear: Their rubric machine helps you build and use instructional rubrics in support of broader performance-based approaches to assessing student learning. Just log-on to begin developing your own tailor-made rubrics.
- University of Wisconsin-Stout Teacher Created Rubrics for Assessment.
- Washington State University rubric for critical thinking. Sites designed for K-12 education, but useful as models and adaptable for higher education performance assessments.