2. Definition A rubric is an explicit set of criteria for assessing a particular type of work or performance.
3. Why Rubrics? Transparency of Grading Improved Student Engagement Promotion of Active Learning Increased Consistency in Scoring Facilitate Valid Judgment of Complex Competencies
4. Creating a Rubric
5. Step 1: Grading Criteria Determine your grading criteria. What are you grading your students on? Select broad categories that cover the basic criteria on which you grade.
6. Step 2: Levels of Achievement You need to determine what your levels of achievement are for each criterion, for instance: poor, fair, excellent; inadequate, adequate, superior; etc.
7. Step 3: Descriptions & Point Value Descriptions- Keep the description: 1) measurable, 2) brief, 3) clear Point Values- You have four types of rubrics to choose from with varying point values: no points, points, point range, and percent.
8. Pitfalls Point Allocation- Should all of the items in your rubric get the same point allotment? Beware of inflation. Too Detailed- Remember you are grading with a rubric. Over ten criteria is too many.