A Rubric for Rubrics

An empty rubric chart with arrows indicating where the following parts belong: Criteria that describe the product, rating scale, indicators


"A Rubric for Rubrics" (pdf) provides a one-page printable rubric that helps instructors assess the quality and use of rubrics in their courses and assignments.

The criteria assessed on a four-point scale (unacceptable, acceptable, good/solid, exemplary) include the following:

  • Clarity of criteria
  • Distinction between levels
  • Reliability of scoring
  • Clarity of expectations/guidance to learners
  • Support of metacognition (awareness of learning) 
  • Engagement of learners in rubric development/use
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