Benefits:

  • Provides a clear learning target and guides instructional design and delivery
  • Makes the assessment process more accurate and fair
  • Assists students who may not understand what is expected of them
  • Provide students with a tool for self-assessment and feedback

Elements:

Identify Criteria:

  • Key features or criteria that would demonstrate mastery of the course outcomes.
  • Aim for three to six performance criteria.
  • Examples of the criteria for a speech class could be:
    • Organization, delivery, information presented, verbal and non-verbal cues, eye contact.
  Average Below Average
Delivery Delivery was good and showed knowledge of the learning outcomes Delivery was poor and did not meet the learning expectations
Eye Contact Student used a lot of eye contact Student did not use any eye contact

Set Levels of Achievement:

  • Your rubric should also easily assess the student’s level of achievement.
  • Aim for three to six levels of achievement with grading points or scores for each one.
  • Above average, average, and below-average are three examples of levels of achievement.
  Average
6-10 points
Below Average
1-5 Points
Delivery Delivery was good and showed knowledge of the learning outcomes Delivery was poor and did not meet the learning expectations
Eye Contact Student used a lot of eye contact Student did not use any eye contact


Create Performance Descriptions:

  • This portion should outline what is expected at each level of achievement.
  • You want to put in enough information to help you and your students, but not so much that it is overwhelming to the students and limiting to you as the instructor.
 Average
6-10
points
Below Average
1-5 Points
DeliveryDelivery was good and showed knowledge of the learning outcomesDelivery was poor and did not meet the learning expectations
Eye ContactStudent used a lot of eye contactStudent did not use any eye contact

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