Criteria: A good rubric must have a list of specific criteria to be rated. These should be uni-dimensional, so students and raters know exactly what the expectations are. Levels of Performance: The scoring scale should include 3-5 levels of performance (e.g., Excellent/Good/Fair/Poor).
A rubric is a grading guide that makes explicit the criteria for judging students’ work on discussion, a paper, performance, product, show-the-work problem, portfolio, presentation, essay question—any student work you seek to evaluate. Rubrics inform students of expectations while they are learning.
Rubrics describe the features expected for student work to receive each of the levels/scores on the chosen scale. An assessment rubric tells us what is important, defines what work meets a standard, and allows us to distinguish between different levels of performance.
To create a rubric with more than three levels of quality, right click on a cell in a row. Select the insert menu and then select either Insert Columns to the Left or Insert Columns to the Right to insert one additional column. Repeat as needed.
The 4.0 scale is the most commonly used GPA scale. A 4.0 represents an A or A+, with each full grade being a full point lower: 3.0=B, 2.0=C, and 1.0=D. Pluses are an additional one-third of a point, while minuses are the subtraction of one-third of a point. For example, an A- is a 3.7, and a B+ is a 3.3.
A rubric is an assessment tool that clearly indicates achievement criteria across all the components of any kind of student work, from written to oral to visual. It can be used for marking assignments, class participation, or overall grades. There are two types of rubrics: holistic and analytical.
Checklists, rating scales and rubrics are tools that state specific criteria and allow teachers and students to gather information and to make judgements about what students know and can do in relation to the outcomes. They offer systematic ways of collecting data about specific behaviours, knowledge and skills.
In traditional grading, students are primarily measured by the percentage of work successfully completed. The assumption is that higher completion rates reflect greater mastery, and earn higher grades. Often 90% achieves an A, 80% a B, etc. In SBG, grading is based on demonstration of mastery.
Make a new rubric
Select Create > Assignment. Select Add rubric, then + New rubric. This will open the rubric creator. Add a Title (required), optional Description, and turn on Points if you’d like to assign point values to your grading criteria.
A holistic rubric consists of a single scale with all criteria to be included in the evaluation being considered together (e.g., clarity, organization, and mechanics). With a holistic rubric the rater assigns a single score (usually on a 1 to 4 or 1 to 6 point scale) based on an overall judgment of the student work.
A helpful tool to help you grade are digital rubrics in Blackboard. A rubric lists evaluation criteria for an assignment or specific types of questions on tests. … As with many things in Blackboard, there are multiple screens from which you can create a digital rubric. Rubrics are designed to make grading easier.
If you have a 4-‐point scale (4 being best) and 4 criteria then the highest score, or 100% is 16; the lowest score is 4 or 64%. I decided that all “1”s would equal 64% -‐ a D grade. I then decided that all 3s, as proficient should be a high B so I chose 87%, all 2s should be 75% and all 1s would be 64%.