help clarify performance expectations and
learning outcomes. Student performances can be defined as targeted
tasks that lead to a product or overall learning outcome. Products
can include a wide range of student works that target specific
skills. Some examples include communication skills such as
demonstrated in reading, writing, speaking, and listening, or
psychomotor skills requiring physical abilities to perform a given
task. Target tasks can also include behavior expectations targeting
complex tasks that students are expected to achieve.
Using rubrics is one way that teachers can evaluate or assess
student performance or proficiency in any given task as it relates
to a final product or learning outcome. Thus, rubrics can provide
valuable information about the degree to which a student has
achieved a defined learning outcome based on specific criteria that
defined the framework for evaluation (from teachnology.com).
Below are examples of rubrics created for a variety of subject
topics. If you have one to add to the list, please email email@example.com
Rubrics by Discipline
Science / Computer Programming
Carnegie Mellon Assessment Resources
Directory of assessment tools organized by college/discipline and
type of tool. Also contains introductory information to learning
Idea Center at Boston University
Full selection of research, reports, and resources on topics
related to teaching, faculty improvement & evaluation, and best
Pedagogy Portal with course assessment, classroom assessment,
rubrics, portfolios, tests, assignments, projects, etc.
Penn State Schreyer Institute Assessment Information
Directory of Rubrics by Subject, Age Level, Etc.
Must join site to view, but there are thousands of examples divided
by age level and discipline.