Rubrics are used to evaluate an activity or item based on a predefined set of criteria. They help ensure that activities and items are evaluated fairly and consistently.
There are two types of rubrics:
- Holistic Rubrics: Single criteria rubrics (one-dimensional) used to assess participants’ overall achievement on an activity or item based on predefined achievement levels.
- Analytic Rubrics: Two-dimensional rubrics with levels of achievement as columns and assessment criteria as rows. Allows instructors to assess participants’ achievements based on multiple criteria using a single rubric. Assign different weights (value) to different criteria and include an overall achievement by totaling the criteria.