A rubric is a guide for grading. There are many ways to develop rubrics. One way is to adapt a rubric you have used before or another educator has shared with you. In this guide you will find several rubrics that we have developed for use in our online courses. See examples under resources.
If you are developing one for the first time, or changing an existing rubric, the following web page is helpful.
Create Your Own Rubric
- The U.S. Department of Education sponsors the Rubistar website to help faculty create rubrics for evaluating student outcomes. Registration is free at http://rubistar.4teachers.org
- RubiStar Waypoint Connectivity- Waypoint is only available as a Site License. Site Licenses can be created for individual schools, colleges, or universities Download the Waypoint brochure to learn more
- Building a rubric – Penn State
- Examples of Rubrics for Nursing Courses
Blood-Siegfried, J. E., Short, N. M., Rapp, C. G., Hill, E., Talbert, S., Skinner, J., Campbell, A., & Goodwin, L. (2008). A rubric for improving the quality of online courses. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5, Article 34. doi: 10.2202/1548-923x.1648
Solan, A. M., & Linardopoulos, N. (2011). Development, implementation, and evaluation of a grading rubric for online discussions. MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 7(4), 452-464.
Varvel, J. V. E. (2004). Rubrics. [Multimedia presentation] Retrieved from http://www.ion.uillinois.edu/resources/pointersclickers/2004_03/index.asp
Wright, T. L., Scherb, C. A., & Forsyth, D. M. (2011). A rubric for evaluating online discussion contributions of graduate nursing students. Clinical Scholars Review, 4(1), 5-14. doi: 10.1891/1939-2095.4.1.5