Single Point Rubrics Over Analytic Rubrics

Analytic rubrics are often favoured over single point rubrics because they specify requirements that will achieve varying grades up to full marks and consequently articulates the difference between the levels. However, the multi-column layout of analytic rubrics often make them unwieldly to navigate and print. This article explains how a single point rubric can be used without losing any of the benefits of analytic rubrics.

Roobrick allows behaviors to be specified for any statement within a rubric. Behaviors are arranged as two levels of lists where the top level corresponds to different grades and the second level lists example behaviors that match the level.

The various levels of an analytic rubric can be mapped to a standard or custom scoring grade. The scoring grade can have named levels such as learning, proficient, advanced, etc or they can be numerical values such as 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%.

When creating the behaviors of a rubric, make sure to use the same top levels as defined for the grading system. Roobrick makes this easy since a simple button click will create the top level behavors matching the scoring system. Once this is done, behavior statements can be added for each of the levels.

The other benefit of changing an analytic rubric to a single point rubric is that the requirement statements tend to become more abstract and consequently less constraining. In other words, the behavior statements clearly become possible examples rather than being interpreted as requirements.

Visit the two variations of the Solar System Project rubric to see the differences between the two styles:



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