What is a Rubric?
A rubric refers to criteria listed on a sheet of paper and serves the purpose of indicating various points on which a student written assignment will be graded. Rubrics are used primarily with written assignments. They are a great monitoring tool for improvement in written skills of the students.
How a rubric is scored and graded?
Pre-set marks are given to each one of the criterion on the rubric and their cumulative total will result in the final score or grade that is received on the assignment.
Based on the cut-offs of minimum to maximum total points as outlined on the rubric for each criterion, the score that is received by the student for the written assignment leads to determination of his/her final grade for the assignment.
Who uses Rubrics and Why?
Professors and teachers (instructors) use rubrics at all grade levels. For written assignments, rubrics ensure uniform criteria based on which all students in a class or course can be graded for a given written assignment ...