Debby Ellis Writing Center

Designing Rubrics

Models & Further Resources

Models of Rubrics from Southwestern Professors:

Rubric for a longer paper from  Dr. Juhl’s Theatre Capstone

Rubric for a short argument paper from Dr. Burks’s Biodiversity Class

Rubric for a foreign language paper from Dr. Ross’s Spanish Class

Further Resources & Models Online:

The Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education has an extensive list of rubrics organized by assignment type.

The American Association of Colleges and Universities has developed 16 rubrics to evaluate skills like information literacy and critical thinking.

The Center for Faculty Development at The University of Colorado, Denver has an online tutorial on rubric development.

The Teaching Commons at DePaul University has links to several different rubrics and to online programs that will help design rubrics.

The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University has links to several sample rubrics.

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State University also has links to model rubrics.

The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning at Brown University has tips for determining criteria for rubrics.

The Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University has links to grading criteria and tips for determining criteria.

Writing Across the Curriculum at Ohio State University has helpful tips for responding to student work.