Rubrics should be developed before activities are submitted for grading; this way rubrics can be properly theorized.
Rubrics are ideally developed in four stages:
Stage 1: Reflection – think through your assignment by internalizing your responses to these questions...
Stage 2: Listing – write down your responses these questions (they will become the criteria and descriptions for your rubric)…
Stage 3: Grouping & Labeling – organize the results from stages 1 & 2 and group similar expectations together into categories and associated criteria.
Stage 4: Application – Determine your levels of achievement (label and value) and construct the rubric in grid format or build the rubric in Blackboard. Blackboard rubrics can be attached to activities or grade columns.
Example levels of achievement:
When developing rubrics:
Use caution when developing three-level rubrics: When you use a three level rubric, the center column can become a catch-all column. Keep this in mind when you assign point-values to your levels. When you quantify the entire column, the total points available in that column should amount to a score that aligns with the value indicated in the label for that level.
Use point ranges to help with highly-subjective criteria: Using point ranges for each level of achievement offers you more options when you are evaluating the activity.