Competency Based Assessment (CBA)

Criteria and Standards - Rubrics

A rubric is a scoring guide used to evaluate students’ performance and guide student learning. The rubric provides detailed description and feedback for identified performance. Assessment rubrics are used when it is not practical to draft a model answer because the responses are so complex or extensive that isolating a host of key elements is cumbersome. Each answer is judged for quality by a previously determined set of rating criteria (e.g. completeness, clarity, accuracy, integration).  An assessor can be the facilitator of learning, a peer, or self.

There are two major types of scoring rubrics:

A holistic rubric has one global, holistic score for a product or behavior.

Analytic rubric has separate, holistic scoring of specified characteristics of a product or behavior