Creating a Rubric

February 24, 2016 Rex McWilliams

Users can create rubrics to quantify student achievement on performance-based assessments. All dimensions included within a rubric may be tagged with categories to effectively track and report student progress with learning objectives.

Creating a Rubric

1. Start by selecting the Rubrics tab.

2. Click Create New Rubric.

3. Enter a title and select a folder destination. Add a description to distinguish the rubric from others already in the folder.

4. Specify the number of Rows (dimensions) and Columns (performance levels) to appear in the rubric. Users may implement up to 100 rows and 6 columns. 

5. Indicate whether the Rubric will be Points-Based or Scale Range. 

  • Points - Each column will be worth a single point value
  • Scale Range - Each column will be worth a range of points; a specific point value will be indicated upon grading

6. Once specifications have been created, a rubric frame will appear.

7. For each row, add a Description. This should be the task or item that you will be assessing.

8. For each column, add a name and point value. These should range with the highest on the left and the lowest on the right. Note if you are using a Scale Range Rubric, you will be required to enter a point-range for each level.

9. Once indicated, click the Categories button to add Categories to each row. 

10. Add guidelines for each level of each dimension. This is optional but is recommended to add objective criteria for the grader. 

11. Use the weight column to indicate the point value for each dimension. This will default to awarding each dimension the same points. 

12. You can add additional dimensions (up to 250) and additional levels (up to 6) using the Add Another Dimension and Add Another Level buttons below the rubric. Delete Rows or Columns using the Red X next to the level name and on the right of the rows. 

13. Once you are satisfied with your rubric, click Save to use it on an Assessment. You can select to Save as Template that will allow you to create various rubrics based on this base.  

 
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