What is a Rubric?
A scoring scale used to assess student performance
along a task-specific set of criteria.
● it outlines what is expected
● it indicates relative weights
● it diagnoses the quality of
● it informs future work
● it helps ensure that
instruction leads to desired
● it aids reliability (and
consistency) in scoring
● it justifies grades
Parts of a Rubric
Levels of Achievement: 2-4
Levels of Achievement
Define the levels of performance and often have points
associated with them.
Terms to use in measuring range/scoring levels
Numeric scale ranging from 1 to 5, for example
Ways to calculate:
● Points (1, 2, 3 ,4)
● Point Range (0-1, 2-3, 3-4)
● Percent (0, 50, 75, 100)
● Percent Range (0-25, 25-50)
Describe the conditions that any performance must meet to be successful. Depending
on your assignment these may include:
● Purposes, Goals, Desired results:
● Work Quality/Craftsmanship:
Use of tool
● Sophistication of the performance:
Includes new ideas
• This allows for a due date to be set, but to include expectations for
participation such as an initial post and responses to others.
• This allows the instructor to set specific expectations for written
• This allows the instructor to indicate the length of the post as well as any
expectations regarding inclusions such as connections to material and
• This allows the instructor to indicate how the students are to “behave” in
the online environment regarding their posts and responses.
• This allows the instructor to more clearly define the expectations for the
included posts and responses regarding the overall understanding of the
Specifics for each Level of Achievement. Once you have decided what
constitutes a high scoring assignment, work your way down.
Very Few or
You can see here how the instructor defines the levels of achievement, utilizing the
Does not address, Addresses some, Addresses all, and Addresses all in depth
Each descriptor must clearly describe the expectations for that level.