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Rubrics Overview

Rubrics are scoring tools that explicitly represent the performance expectations for an assignment or piece of work. A rubric divides the assigned work into component parts and provides clear descriptions of the characteristics of the work associated with each component at varying levels of mastery. Rubrics can be used for a wide array of assignments: papers, projects, oral presentations, artistic performances, group projects, etc. Rubrics can be used as scoring or grading guides, to provide formative feedback to support and guide ongoing learning efforts.

Developing Rubrics

Rubrics come in all sizes and forms, but there are some essential elements and steps to designing a rubric. Explore the types of rubrics, purposes of rubrics, and download a template to begin developing your own rubrics to assess your program and course level student learning outcomes.

Rubric Samples

There are sites and various types of rubrics that are good resources as you begin to design rubrics to help you assess student learning. To help you get started, please review the samples, sites, and RIT developed rubrics that are posted here.

Rubric Resources

There are several websites available where you can download sample rubrics and rubric templates: