This PLaCE resources page includes information about:
- Rubric examples and templates
- Guidelines for using rubrics, including:
- Developing and (re)designing rubrics
- Rubrics for specific types of assessment,
- How to co-develop rubrics with students
Some examples of ‘good’ rubrics are included. We are also asking colleagues across MQ to ‘donate’ rubrics that they, other colleagues, and/or students have used, that have stood the test of time, or that have been particularly useful for specific types of assessment, and these will be added here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rubric examples and templates
|A collection of rubrics
|A collection of rubrics (read only access). Rubric examples for each Blooms level and for common areas such as communication, critical thinking, quantitative literacy, ethical reasoning, and many more (By Olga Kozar, MQ).
|A list of rubric links
|A list of links to online resources about rubrics.
|Article critique annotated bibliography
|Assessment and feedback templates for 3 different assessment tasks: an Article Critique, a Portfolio Annotated Bibliography and a Curriculum Assessment Investigation with descriptions for the general standards applied to all assessment tasks.
|Assessment toolkit rubrics
|MQ toolkit on using assessment rubrics: includes a generic rubric that can be adapted which has descriptions at four levels of attainment across a range of
generic learning attributes that might be taught and assessed in a university context.
|An example of a rubric for a blogging task.
|e-learning tool evaluation rubric
|A rubric to evaluate e-learning tools in higher education. (Western University)
|e-Portfolio (digital portfolio) rubric. (University of Wisconsin)
|Discussion paper: the various purposes of assessment, what formative assessment is and is not, importance of teacher decision making in the process of assessment that informs instruction and improves student learning. (National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana)
|Generic assessment rubric template
|An online learning good practice guide from TEQSA.
|Generic skills assessment rubrics
|Criteria for the generic skills of teamwork, ethics, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. (MQ resource)
|Generic skills assessment rubrics plus research
|Criteria for the generic skills of teamwork, ethics, communication, critical thinking and problem solving – includes criteria for a research masters (MQBS spreadsheet)
|Group and self assessment tool rubric
|An example rubric for students to use when assessing their peers and
self for a class project.
|Group project grading rubric
|A grading rubric example for a group project (Eberly Centre for Teaching Excellence)
|Group work assessment rubric
|A group work assessment marking rubric (Western Sydney Uni)
|An example of a minimalist rubric for providing feedback on a project/activity plan.
|Online discussion sample rubric
|A example rubric for assessing participation in online learning activities.
|Online discussion forums rubric
|An example rubric to guide students in writing original posts and replying to other
students in online discussion forums. (University of Wisconsin)
|An example rubric for a podcast assessment task. (University of Wisconsin)
|Portfolio assessments rubric
|Guidelines and example rubric for using portfolios to asses program learning outcomes. (WSC Senior College and University Commission)
|Reflection assignments rubric
|An example rubric for a Reflection Assignment covering the dimensions of deep thinking, analysis, synthesis, honesty and self awareness, specificity, thoroughness, clarity and correctness. (Bowling Green State University)
|Example rubric for a reflective practice assessment task (MQ)
|Research writing rubric
|An Academic Research Writing and Formatting Rubric. (Dr. Kay Lehmann)
|Assessment rubrics, marking guidelines and performance standards. (Slides from a workshop MQ School of Education)
|Student blog rubric
|An example rubric for evaluating student blogs. (University of Wisconsin)
|An example rubric used for assessing use of Twitter for instructional assignments. (University of Wisconsin)
|Video assessment rubric
|An example of a rubric to assess a video post assessment. (UTS)
|Video conferencing Zoom rubric
|An example of a rubric rubric which assesses real-time sessions to foster community, present topics, and enhance learning. (University of Wisconsin)
|Video interview rubric
|An example of a rubric to assess a digital video assignment.
|Video presentation rubric
|An example rubric for assessing video presentations.
|Video production evaluation
|An example evaluation rubric for a video production assessment task.
|Video production skills training rubric
|Two assessment tasks are described and marking rubrics provided for a practical skill training task and a skill training project report on the topic of human motor learning and control.
|Voice Thread reflective assessment task
|A template with questions for students to use to reflect on comments made by classmates in a Voice Thread conversation.
|Voice Thread Rubric
|An example rubric to use to assess student contributions in VoiceThread activities.
|Web page rubric basic
|An example rubric for evaluating web pages. (University of Wisconsin)
Guidelines for writing rubrics
|Rubrics – Why, What, How
|A quick tour of the Why, What, and How of rubrics in this TECHE post – with links
|Overview of what rubrics are, how to create and use within Turnitin, resources for rubric design plus some great exemplars. (Arts L&T site)
|Designing an assessment rubric (TEQSA)
|A generic rubric to assist in articulating what is worth learning (what to learn) in a discipline and how the various levels or standards of attainment are recognised (how well was it learned). An online learning good practice guide from TEQSA.
|Developing and using instructional rubrics
|Discusses the role of rubrics in an effective assessment system, how to develop and evaluate rubrics, and how to involve students in developing and using rubrics to
further their own learning. (Educational Research Services, Virginia)
|Rubric Design Quick Guide
|A quick (1 page) guide to creating and using rubrics that are easy for students and markers to understand. (MQ resource)
|Rubric word banks for writing rubrics
|Lists of qualifiers, quantifiers, nouns, verbs and phrases including verbs organised by Blooms Taxonomy. (Developed by Moira Cordiner)
|Writing assessment criteria and standards
|Practical guidelines for writing assessment criteria and standards. (Developed by Dr Clair Hughes (TEDI/The University of Queensland)).