Rubrics for Assessment
Rubrics are scoring tools with pre-established criteria that specify the level of quality for a performance on an assessment. Reasons to use rubrics includes:
- Defines what the target behavior or skill is and how to achieve it.
- Informs students and parents of the expectations for the task.
- Helps teachers be more accurate, objective, and unbiased in grading.
- Helps maintain instructional alignment with learning objectives.
SHAPE America Appropriate Practices
- 4.2.2 Assessments include clearly defined criteria that are articulated to students as part of instruction before the assessment.
- Use standards as guidelines and include benchmarks or exemplars.
- Be flexible when evaluating (there may be more than 1 correct answer).
- Set the top level as something challenging but achievable and set one level as the minimum cut score.
- Expect to revise.
- Reliability: the degree of consistency or repeatability of a rubric. In other words, if two different teachers assessed the same student performance than they should have the same scoring.
- Validity: the degree to which one measures what they intend to measure. Does the assessment match the learning objectives?
TYPES OF RUBRICS WITH EXAMPLES
TEMPLATES FOR RUBRICS
Below are templates you can use when creating your rubrics; just copy, paste, and modify (add and delete rows/columns as needed). Having each style in a template form makes them easy to add to any assessment. Click Here to Download.
Resources Used for this Page
- Creating Rubrics for Physical Education. Lund, J. (2000).