What is a Rubric?
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.
Why Use a Rubric?
- Help students understand the criteria used to evaluate their work (Bolton 2006; Reddy and Andrade 2010)
- Increase consistency in grading (Jonsson, 2014)
- Help provide feedback more efficiently (Stevens and Levi, 2011)
- Analyze Arguments and Information
- Communicate Effectively in Writing
- Communicate Orally
- Communicate through Creative Expression
- Critically Evaluate the Ethical Implications of What They Say and Do
- Engage in Constructive Ideation
- Multicultural Course
- Read Critically
- Reason Computationally
- Reason Quantitatively
- Reason Scientifically
- Work Collaboratively and Independently Within and Across a Variety of Cultural Contexts and a Spectrum of Differences
- 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)
- University of Toronto’s Development of Analytic Rubrics for Competency Assessment (DARCA) project (aligns with ABET student outcomes) https://sites.google.com/site/uoftlearningoutcomesproject/
- AAC&U VALUE Rubrics
- Bolton, F. C. (2006). Rubrics and adult learners: Andragogy and assessment. Assessment Update, 18(3), 5-6.
- Dunbar, N. E., Brooks, C. F., & Kubicka-Miller, T. (2006). Oral Communication Skills in Higher Education: Using a Performance-Based Evaluation Rubric to Assess Communication Skills. Innovative Higher Education, 13 (2), 115-128
- Goldberg, G. L. (2014). Revising an Engineering Design Rubric: A Case Study Illustrating Principles and Practices to Ensure Technical Quality of Rubrics. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 19(8), 2.
- Jonsson, A. (2014). Rubrics as a way of providing transparency in assessment. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 39(7), 840-852.
- Oakleaf, M. (2009, March). Writing rubrics right: Avoiding common mistakes in rubric assessment. In Association of College and Research Libraries 14th National Conference, Seattle, WA.
- Reddy, Y. M., & Andrade, H. (2010). A review of rubric use in higher education. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 35(4), 435-448.
- Stevens, D. D., & Levi, A. J. (2011). Introduction to rubrics: An assessment tool to save grading time, convey effective feedback, and promote student learning. Stylus Publishing, LLC.