Advice on designing and using rubrics
Grading rubrics, which articulate the learning objectives and evaluation standards for a particular assignment, can be a valuable learning tool. Rubrics are not "shortcuts" or "time-savers" for grading, nor can they take the place of individual oral or written feedback to student writing, but they can help students to understand the goals of an assignment, and help instructors to assess students' work clearly and consistently.
- General advice on developing rubrics from University of Oregon Teaching Effectiveness Program
- General advice on developing rubrics from Carnegie Mellon University’s Eberly Center
- A “Rubric for Rubrics” that outlines the qualities of a good grading rubric
The best rubrics are written by instructors themselves for their own particular assignments. The models offered here can provide inspiration in creating rubrics that fit your own teaching objectives.
- General essay rubric from UC Denver, adaptable to many disciplines
- General letter-grade rubric from Auburn University, linking each letter grade from from ‘A’ to ‘F’ to the respective qualities of an academic paper
- 16 sample rubrics from the AAC&U's "VALUE project"
- Multiple sample rubrics from various disciplines from University of Virginia’s Institutional Assessment & Studies (Samples begin near the bottom of the page. VALUE rubrics can be accessed here without an e-mail address, unlike the AAC&U site.)
- Multiple sample rubrics from University of Wisconsin
- Science lab report rubric from Utah Education Network
- Oral presentation rubric from University of Virginia
More resources to come.