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Rubrics are evaluation tools that greatly add to both instructors' and students' understanding of what is required in an assignment. For instance, the following basic rubric could be used to guide students in preparing a paper as well as guide the instructor in grading:


Notice that the rubric has a set of criteria and then a rating scale for each. These are the essential components of a rubric.

New to GeorgiaView! One of the most impressive improvements in GeorgiaView is the ability to create rubrics in the system (called "grading forms") and use them for grading assignments and discussions. They are also available for students to review as they complete asssignments. View a grading forms tutorial here.


How do I get started using rubrics?

Search your professional organization resources and ask colleagues for existing rubrics. For many basic courses, there are already well-designed rubrics that you can use and modify to suit your needs. Also see the resources listed below.

Be sure to modify any rubrics you borrow from others to suit your course and your teaching style. Some existing rubrics may be too detailed or not detailed enough. Do not assume that a rubric is right for you and your course just because it is used elsewhere. Like all course material, be sure to modify it over time through trial-and-error testing in your courses.

Rubric Resources

Nice collection of sample rubrics from Winona State University

Scoring Rubrics: What, When and How?

How to Develop a Rubric

A Method for Grading Essays in Any Course

Guidelines for Rubric Development

An online rubric creator