What is a Rubric
A Rubric shows how learners will be assessed and/or graded. In other words, a rubric provides a clear guide as to how ‘what learners do’ in a course will be assessed. (TLC Group Website)
Using a rubric to grade assignments is an educational best practice that fits well with aligning your assignments to student learning outcomes and defines specific criteria and achievement levels so that all submissions are evaluated against the same set of criteria.
Blackboard Learn allows you to use grading rubrics to help you to evaluate assignments and discussions quickly and easily. Creating a rubric is a simple three-stop process and evaluating is done by point and click. Students are able to review their rubric to see how their work was evaluated.
- Rubric Samples for Higher Education
- Value Rubrics from the Association of American Colleges & Universities
- Carnegie Mellon TLT Group – Rubrics
- Authentic Online Assessments- RIT
- iRubric, from RCampus, free for individual educators
- Rubistar- from the Advanced Learning Technologies project at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning
- Rubrics for Assessment– University of Wisconsin – Stout
- Sample Term Paper/Essay Rubric- UMUC
- Links to Higher Ed Rubrics (Winona State U) Solid list of links to exemplar rubrics available on university websites
- Rediscover Dialog A blog dedicated to improving the dialog between student and teacher.
- U of West Florida List of rubric resources from the UWF Center for University Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
- Waypoint Outcomes Make your rubrics interactive to create exceptional feedback for learners.