Rubrics and other Authentic Assessment Resources



The resources and materials and in this section are divided into the 12 specific categories. To view the information and links, click on any item below:

    Current Academic Research on Rubrics (As of 2015)
    Student Web Page Rubrics
    Subject-Specific and General Rubrics
    Multimedia / Web 2.0 Rubrics
    Rubric Builders, Generators, and Support
    Educator Technology Skills and Rubrics
    Related Articles
    Alternative and Performance-Based Assessment
    Electronic Portfolios
    Graphic Organizers
    Report Card Comments and Progress Reports
    College / University Rubric Resources



Current Academic Research on Rubrics

      Sampling of Education Research Journals:       Sampling of Recent Articles:
  • A Comprehensive Evaluation Rubric for Assessing Instructional Apps
    Lee, Cheng-Yuan; Cherner, Todd Sloan

    Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, v14 p21-53 2015

    There is a pressing need for an evaluation rubric that examines all aspects of educational apps designed for instructional purposes. In past decades, many rubrics have been developed for evaluating educational computer-based programs; however, rubrics designed for evaluating the instructional implications of educational apps are scarce. When an Internet search for existing rubrics was conducted, only two such rubrics were found, and the evaluation criteria used in those rubrics was not clearly linked to previously conducted research nor were their evaluative dimensions clearly defined. These shortcomings result in reviewers being unable to use those rubrics to provide teachers with a precise analysis of an educational app's instructional potential. In response, this paper presents a comprehensive rubric with 24-evaluative dimensions tailored specifically to analyze the educational potential of instructional apps.

  • Music Performance Assessment: Exploring Three Approaches for Quality Rubric Construction
    DeLuca, Christopher; Bolden, Benjamin

    Music Educators Journal, v101 n1 p70-76 Sep 2014

    Assessing student performance is a central challenge for music educators. In alignment with previous research, this article asserts that rubrics provide a viable and useful structure for assessing music performance. To expand the potential of rubrics in music education, challenges to effective rubric construction are identified and addressed through the construction of three different types of performance rubrics: (1) a discrete-component rubric, (2) an integrated-component rubric, and (3) a self-reflection rubric. Through analysis of these rubrics, we identify ways to construct assessment criteria that are sufficiently descriptive to accurately measure achievement and provide helpful feedback to learners. We demonstrate how criteria can be constructed that both encourage achievement of curriculum expectations and technical proficiency and leave room for students' expressive intentions. We offer ideas for integrating these rubrics into the music classroom.

  • Crossing the Rubric-Con
    Bailey, James R.

    Journal of Management Education, v38 n3 p313-318 Jun 2014

    This essay engages the prospect and peril of employing rubrics in America. It discusses how institutional independence affects the enterprise, and addresses whether rubrics will be received as salvation or subservience by educational agents. It asks how rubrics can benefit stakeholders while examining their unintended consequences. It concludes by ringing a cautionary bell that the price of crossing the Rubric-con may be too steep.

  • Electronic Rubrics to Assess Competences in ICT Subjects
    Rivas, Manuela Raposo; De La Serna, Manuel Cebrian; Martinez-Figueira, Esther

    European Educational Research Journal, v13 n5 p584-594 2014

    Helping students to acquire specific competences is nowadays one of the basic pillars of university teaching; therefore its evaluation and accreditation is of key importance. As of late, rubrics and in particular electronic rubrics (e-rubrics) have become an important resource to assess competences and guide students in their learning processes. In this contribution, the authors present a quasi-experimental study that was conducted to explore and evaluate the use of the e-rubrics in subjects related to information and communication technology (ICT). Data were collected on how students viewed their use of e-rubrics in self-evaluation and peer evaluation. They show that the experimental groups using e-rubrics were better evaluated by their professors than the control groups who did not engage in self-evaluation using e-rubrics. The students see e-rubrics as a positive resource because they feel e-rubrics allow for a truly objective evaluation. Additionally, e-rubrics are considered to be helpful in improving learning and self-regulation.

  • The Use of Scoring Rubrics for Formative Assessment Purposes Revisited: A Review
    Panadero, Ernesto; Jonsson, Anders

    Educational Research Review, v9 p129-144 Jun 2013

    The mainstream research on scoring rubrics has emphasized the summative aspect of assessment. In recent years, the use of rubrics for formative purposes has gained more attention. This research has, however, not been conclusive. The aim of this study is therefore to review the research on formative use of rubrics, in order to investigate if, and how, rubrics have an impact on student learning. In total, 21 studies about rubrics were analyzed through content analysis. Sample, subject/task, design, procedure, and findings, were compared among the different studies in relation to effects on student performance and selfregulation. Findings indicate that rubrics may have the potential to influence students learning positively, but also that there are several different ways for the use of rubrics to mediate improved performance and self-regulation. There are a number of factors identified that may moderate the effects of using rubrics formatively, as well as factors that need further investigation. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)

Student Web Page Rubrics

Subject-Specific and General Rubrics

  Large Rubric Collections and Information

  Subject-Specific Rubrics


Multimedia / Web 2.0 Rubrics

Rubric Builders, Generators, and Support

Educator Technology Skills and Rubrics

Related Articles

Alternative and Performance-Based Assessment

Electronic Portfolios

Graphic Organizers

Report Card Comments and Progress Reports

College / University Rubric Resources
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