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A rubric is a scoring tool that explicitly represents the performance expectations for an assignment, activity, student endeavor,  or piece of work. A rubric breaks up the assigned work into different parts and provides clear descriptions of the characteristics of the work associated with each part, 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, or both.

Examples of Rubrics

Below you will find links to discipline specific rubrics designed by faculty at many  institutions. If your particular field of study and type of assessment activity is not represented currently, view a rubric that is designed for a similar activity. The rubric may provide you with ideas on how to divide your task into components and how to describe the varying levels of mastery.






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