Date: October 26, 2021

Like any scale, rubrics provide a way to value or assess the evidence.

If you’re new to the term, rubrics are essentially a form of qualitative scale that includes: 

  1. performance criteria; 
  2. standards (i.e., levels of performance), and;
  3. descriptors (explanation of what the level looks like). 

Rubrics explain what the standard means, and they make clear the reasoning behind an assessment. Click here to read Khulisa’s blog the Value of Contribution and Evidence Rubrics for Evaluations by guest evaluator Tom Aston for more information.