Andrade defines the rubric as “a scoring tool that lists the criteria for a piece of work.” So a rubric for a project will list the things the you must have included to receive a certain score or rating. Rubrics help you figure out how your project will be evaluated.
Generally rubrics specify the level of performance expected for several levels of quality. These levels of quality may be written as different ratings (e.g., Excellent, very Good, Good, Needs Improvement) or as numerical scores (e.g., 4, 3, 2, 1) which are then added up to form a total score which then is associated with a grade (e.g., A, B, C, etc).
Rubrics can also help you judge and revise your own work before handing in your assignments. During this project, there are many rubrics that I prepared for you. Here is a list of them:
- Andrade, Heidi Goodrich. (1997). Understanding Rubrics. Educational Leadership. 54(4). Retrieved Feb. 2, 2014 from http://learnweb.harvard.edu/alps/thinking/docs/rubricar.htm.