Assessment Rubrics

List of Educational Resources for Assessment Rubrics

Rubrics as "guides that indicate how 'what learners do' will be assessed" are described here with an overview, definitions, types of rubrics, uses of rubrics, key steps to create a rubric, assessing and evaluating rubrics and scoring rubrics. These resources are from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD.)

Explanation of rubrics with examples - what rubrics are, the importance of communicating rubrics to students, and some examples (from the TLT Group)

Authentic assessment toolbox (includes rubrics) - a tutorial for learning about authentic assessment; has a link to rubrics which explains the required components of rubrics, their rationale, analytic vs. holistic rubrics, and instructions for writing rubrics. This web site is an award-winning MERLOT learning object. (author: Jonathan Mueller)

Rubistar free tool to create rubrics - a way to pick and choose descriptions of performance levels useful to assess oral projects, multimedia, math, research and writing, products, reading, art, work skills, science, or music

Grading rubrics - examples of rubrics used for assessing team presentations, case presentations, training presentations, handbook evaluation, team member evaluation, class discussion evaluation, conceptual models, and ethics audit (from D. Swenson, College of St. Scholastica)

Rubrics list on University of Scranton Kania School of Management Assessment Council site to assess article reviews, business strategy analysis, case analysis, critical thinking, decision-making, ethical considerations, global perspectives, leadership, oral communication, team cooperation, and writing.

Multimedia rubric - an example of a rubric used to assess a multimedia presentation (from North Carolina State University)

Year end project rubrics - an example of descriptions of levels of performance for an extensive, multi-faceted project (from Glenbrook High School [IL] District 225)

The Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric can be used to rate essays, portfolios, presentations, or projects. Establishing inter-rater reliability is recommended. This rubric can be applied to assessment of critical thinking and reasoned judgment as related to problem solving and decision making (from Insight Assessment (The California Academic Press LLC)).

A selection of rubrics including suggestions for assessing collaboration, web page design, editorials, reports, research reports, papers based on an interview (from Schools of California Online Resources for Education).