Creating a rubric

  1. Create a holistic rubric
  2. Define holistic rubric achievement levels
  3. Create an analytic rubric
  4. Define analytic rubric achievement levels and criteria
  5. Change a rubric's status

Create a holistic rubric

Holistic rubrics allow you to assess participants' overall achievement on an activity or item based on a single criteria using predefined achievement levels.

Holistic rubrics may use a percentages or text only scoring method. Percentage holistic rubrics have a percentage range associated with each achievement level, which allows users' quiz and grade item activities to automatically be assigned an achievement level based on their quiz score or grade. Other activities and ePortfolio items may also be evaluated with percentage holistic rubrics, you just have to manually enter users' achievement levels.

  1. Click New Rubric in the top tool menu of the Rubric List page.
  2. Enter a Rubric Name and Description.
  3. Select Holistic in the rubric Type drop-down.
  4. Select how many achievement levels you want the rubric to have in the Initial # of Levels field.
  5. Select either Percentages or Text Only for the scoring method.
  6. Select whether you want the rubric to be associated with Competencies and/or ePortfolio.
  7. If you are creating a rubric from an org unit above a course in your organization's hierarchy, such as a department or from the organization level, and want to share it with child org units, click Add Org Units and select the org units to share with.
  8. Click Save.

Define holistic rubric achievement levels

  1. Click the Levels tab on the New Rubric or Edit Rubric page.
  2. Click the Actions context menu (drop-down) for an achievement level. We recommend that you start with the lowest achievement level and work your way up.
  3. Select Edit Level.
  4. Enter a Level Name.
  5. If you are creating a holistic rubric that uses a percentages scoring method, enter a Start Range. The start range for your lowest achievement level is automatically set to 0%. The start range for other levels should be the lowest percentage acceptable for the level. The highest percentage is determined by the start range for the level above.
  6. Enter a Description for the level. Achievement level descriptions help evaluators determine which level best reflects a user's achievement. The more detailed your descriptions are, the more consistent evaluations will be.
  7. Enter any standard Feedback that you want to be communicated to users who achieve the level. Standard feedback is an easy way to communicate a rubric's evaluation methodology to the people being evaluated and to help prepare them for future rubric evaluations.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Repeat for other levels.

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Create an analytic rubric

Analytic rubrics allow you to assess a Competencies activity or ePortfolio item based on more than one criterion in a single rubric. With analytic rubrics, levels of achievement are displayed in columns and your assessment criteria are displayed in rows.

Analytic rubrics may use a points, custom points or text only scoring method. Points and custom points analytic rubrics may use both text and points to assess performance; with custom points, each criterion may be worth a different amount of points. For both points and custom points an overall score is provided based on the total number of points achieved. The overall score determines whether the activity is achieved.

  1. Click New Rubric in the top tool menu of the Rubric List page.
  2. Enter a Rubric Name and Description.
  3. Select Analytic in the rubric Type drop-down.
  4. Select how many achievement levels you want the rubric to have in the Initial # of Levels field.
  5. Select how many criteria you want to break your evaluation down by in the Initial # of Criteria field.
  6. Select Text Only, Points or Custom Points for the scoring method.
  7. Select whether you want the rubric to be associated with Competencies and/or ePortfolio.
  8. If you are creating a rubric from an org unit above a course in your organization's hierarchy, such as a department or from the organization level, and want to share it with child org units, click Add Org Units and select the org units to share with.
  9. Click Save.

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Define analytic rubric achievement levels and criteria

  1. Click the Levels and Criteria tab on the New Rubric or Edit Rubric page.
  2. Click the Actions context menu (drop-down) for a criterion and select Edit Criterion.
  3. Enter a Criterion Name.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Repeat for other criteria.

    Note Add criteria groups if you want to divide your criteria into subsections.

  6. Click the Actions context menu (drop-down) for an achievement level. We recommend that you start with the lowest achievement level and work your way up.
  7. Select Edit Level.
  8. Enter a Level Name.
  9. If you are creating an analytic rubric that uses a points scoring method, enter a Score (points) for the level. For custom points, you may enter a different score (points) for each criterion.
  10. Enter a Description of what is required to achieve the level for each criterion. Achievement level descriptions help evaluators determine which level best reflects a user's achievement. The more detailed your descriptions are, the more consistent evaluations will be.
  11. Enter any standard Feedback that you want to be communicated to users who achieve the level for each criterion. Standard feedback is an easy way to communicate a rubric's evaluation methodology to the people being evaluated and to help prepare them for future rubric evaluations.
  12. Click Save.
  13. Repeat for other levels.

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Change a rubric's status

By default the Status for new rubrics is set to Draft. When you are finished creating your rubric you should change the Status to Published to indicate that it is complete. You cannot associate a rubric with a Competencies activity or ePortfolio item unless its status is set to Published.

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