A rubric is a framework which can be used to explain to students what the expectations are for an assignment, and how the assignment will be assessed. Prior to completing the assignment, students can use a rubric to identify the criteria against which they will be assessed, making it easier to understand what is required in order to attain a given level of performance.
After completing an assignment, the student can refer to their rubric feedback to see how they actually performed, and to identify where they may have lost marks. With GradeMark rubrics, tutors may also link specific passages of text within an assignment to specific elements of the rubric itself, providing students with more targeted feedback.
About rubrics and grading forms
*Important* – You cannot edit a rubric once it has been attached to an assignment. You can detach the rubric from an assignment, but doing so will remove all associated marking already completed for that assignment. It is therefore vital that your rubric has been fully checked and ratified before it is attached to an assignment.
Creating rubrics and grading forms
Creating a standard rubric – This guide explains how to create a standard rubric. This kind of rubric allows you to add different weightings to your rubric criteria.
Creating a grading form – This guide explains how to create a grading form. A grading form is a very simple type of rubric which only contains criteria, and a place to add marks and comments.