A rubric is a scoring tool that explicitly describes the instructor’s performance expectations for an assignment or piece of work. A rubric contains the evaluation criteria, scaled performance levels, and the relative descriptors of each criteria at each level. Rubrics can be used to provide feedback to students on diverse types of assignments, from papers, projects, and oral presentations to artistic performances and group projects.
They can be great tools for assessing student work for several reasons:
The Association of American Colleges & Universities have a list of VALUE rubrics, organized by learning outcome.
The original Meta-assessment Rubric was created as a tool for programs to use either in conjunction with peer consultation or independently. It was intended to help conceptualize good assessment processes and practices and strengthen understanding and expectations.
Since its inception, the meta-assessment rubric has been aligned closer to assessment policy, processes, and assessment management system language. It remains the roadmap of good assessment processes and practices.
Currently, meta-assessment of programmatic assessment plans and reports is integrated into our APIP, comprehensive review process.