Current Core Rubric Examples
Rubrics provide an explicit definition of expectations and requirements which makes them a useful conduit for communicating. When a common rubric is shared among a grading team, it facilitates consistency; when it is shared with students, it helps to remove ambiguity regarding the expectations and requirements for a project.
The following are links to a diverse set of rubrics designed by faculty at other institutions. Although your particular field of study and type of assessment activity may not be represented currently, viewing a rubric that is designed for a similar activity may provide you with ideas on how to divide your task into components and how to describe the varying levels of mastery.
- Example 1: Philosophy Paper This rubric was designed for student papers in a range of philosophy courses, CMU.
- Example 2: Psychology Assignment Short, concept application homework assignment in cognitive psychology, CMU.
- Example 3: History Research Paper. This rubric was designed for essays and research papers in history, CMU.
- Example 4: Capstone Project in Design This rubric describes the components and standard of performance from the research phase to the final presentation for a senior capstone project in the School of Design, CMU.
- Example 5: Engineering Design Project This rubric describes performance standards on three aspects of a team project: Research and Design, Communication, and Team Work
- Example 1: Oral Exam This rubric describes a set of components and standards for assessing performance on an oral exam in an upper-division history course, CMU.
- Example 2: Oral Communication
- Example 3: Group Presentations This rubric describes a set of components and standards for assessing group presentations in a history course, CMU.
- Example 1: Discussion Class This rubric assesses the quality of student contributions to class discussions. This is appropriate for an undergraduate-level course, CMU.
- Example 2: Advanced Seminar This rubric is designed for assessing discussion performance in an advanced undergraduate or graduate seminar.