Rubrics Guide

The Rubrics Tab

The Rubrics tab is used to create, edit, and view rubrics associated with a tier. A rubric is a table used to define assessment criteria and to evaluate the submitter’s performance of each criterion. Rubrics are a component of a template and are scored through the template.

To create a rubric:

     1. Go to Academic & Offices in your administrator account
     2. Click on the hierarchy node in which the rubric will be added
     3. Click on the Rubrics tab
     4. Click the New Rubric button.

     5. On the create rubric page, type a title for the rubric into the Name field.
     6. Add or delete levels and elements as necessary.

     7. To add descriptions, click the description box, and type in the desired text.  To change the label of elements and levels, click the labels and type in the desired text.  For each level of an element, point values can also be added.
     8. To align standards to an element, click the Add Alignment button.

     9. When finished aligning standards, click the alignment page SAVE button. 
     10. After aligning the standard to the element, determine which performance levels “meet” or "do not meet" the standard by clicking the Met and Not Met radio buttons

     11. When finished building the rubric, click the create rubric page PUBLISH button to make the rubric usable in templates.

TIP: Instead of Publish, clicking the SAVE AS DRAFT button will save the rubric but will not make it available for use in a template.

NOTE:  Once a rubric has been published, it can still be edited.  However, the rubric’s point values and associated standards are “locked in” and cannot be changed.  Additional standards can be added at any time.

To edit an existing rubric:

     1. Go to Academic & Offices in your administrator account
     2. Click on the hierarchy node in which the rubric is located
     3. Click the Rubrics tab
     4. Click on the title of the rubric you would like to edit

     5. Click the PUBLISH or SAVE AS DRAFT button once you are finished editing the rubric

NOTE:  If editing a previously published rubric, only the PUBLISH button will be available.

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