The aim of a rubric is to provide a clear outline of the learning intentions of an assessment task as well as defining the different levels of comprehension and understanding.

They are a key way to build consistent understandings of assessment quality and standards for you, your teaching team and your students.

Designing rubrics

When designing rubrics, you should:

  • ensure assessment criteria align with the Subject Intended Learning Outcomes (SILOs) and specific task requirements
  • assign appropriate weightings for criteria
  • write meaningful standard descriptions which make clear distinctions between levels of achievement or performance

Where to from here?

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