A Scoring Rubric - Three Dimensions
A scoring rubric is an assessment tool with three dimensions:
- The first dimension involves a identifying a rating scale that describes levels of achievement. The rating scale may be numerical (using numbers to define a scale), qualitative (using words to describe levels), or both.
- The second dimension lists criteria for the assignment to be scored.
- The third dimension provides the description for each criteria and level within the rating scale. The criteria descriptions provide the standards defined for each performance level.
It is the combination of these dimensions that assists a scorer to define the level of a student’s performance.
- This analytic grading rubric was used by faculty to score undergraduate student papers in May 2006. The purpose of the scoring was to assess students' levels of achievement in three of CLU's Student Learning Outcomes: Written Communication, Information Literacy, and Critical Thinking.
- Visit California Lutheran University’s Student Learning Outcomes page to find sample rubrics.