Quick Guide - Creating a Points Analytic Rubric



Before you start creating rubrics within MyCourses, you might want to review the information on Writing Effective Rubrics page. It is also important to not create your rubric until you have it mapped out with the levels, criteria, and descriptions written out. Using Word is the best tool to complete this task. It is much easier mapping out your rubric than trying to create it from scratch within MyCourses.


This tutorial will show you how to create a points based analytic rubric. This means the point values are fixed for each level and criteria. If you want to have different point values for each criteria, you need to create a Custom Points Rubric. An analytic rubric breaks performance into multiple criteria. You assess each criterion separately, resulting in an overall assessment score. Each criterion uses the same point values with a points based scoring method and the points are added up for each criterion to determine the level archived by the student.


Video Tutorial:

Creating a Points Analytic Rubric (6:55)


Step-by-Step Tutorial:

  1. Click the Edit Course Tab on the Navbar.
  2. Click on Rubrics.
  3. Remember that you should have your Rubric mapped out completely before you get to this stage.
    1. Click New Rubric.
    2. Enter a Name.
    3. Select a Rubric Status from the drop-down list. NOTE - Keep the Status as Draft as you create the rubric.
    4. Select "Analytic" from the Rubric Type drop-down list.
    5. Select how many achievement levels you want the rubric to have in the Initial # of Levels field. NOTE - Remember to use your completed mapped out rubric as your reference.
    6. Select how many criteria you want to break your evaluation down by in the Initial # of Criteria field. NOTE - Remember to use your completed mapped out rubric as your reference.
    7. Select Points from the Scoring Method drop-down list.
    8. Click the Levels and Criteria tab.
    9. Click Edit Criterion from the context menu  of a criterion you want to modify.
    10. Enter a Criterion Name.
    11. Enter a Description of what is required to achieve the level for each criterion. NOTE - Remember to use your completed mapped out rubric as your reference.
    12. Enter a standard Feedback for each level. Standard feedback appears to users who achieve the level, and it is an easy way to communicate a rubric's evaluation methodology. 
    13. Click Save.
    14. Repeat Steps 12-16 for each criterion.
    15. In the Criteria context menu   click Edit Criterion Group.
    16. Enter the name of each level of assessment (ex. Excellent - Poor) and the point values for each level.
    17. Click Save.
    18. Click the context menu  next to Overall Score.
    19. Click Edit Levels.
    20. Give a name for each performance level and a minimum score to achieve for each level. NOTE - You will need to figure out the math for this part. For example, if the level is 25 points and you have 4 criteria, the most the student could achieve for that level would be 100 points. You need to decide what the minimum score will be to achieve that level.
    21. Click Save.
    22. The level order is from high to low by default. If you would like to change that order, click on the Reverse Level Order above the rubric table.
    23. Click Close when you are done.

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