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Creating analytic rubrics

Analytic rubrics allow you to assess a Competencies activity or ePortfolio item based on more than one criterion in a single rubric. With analytic rubrics, levels of achievement are displayed in columns and your assessment criteria are displayed in rows.

Analytic rubrics may use a points, custom points or text only scoring method. Points and custom points analytic rubrics may use both text and points to assess performance; with custom points, each criterion may be worth a different amount of points. For both points and custom points an overall score is provided based on the total number of points achieved. The overall score determines whether the activity is achieved.

Create an analytic rubric

  1. On the Rubrics page, click New Rubric.
  2. Enter a Name and Description.
  3. Select a Rubric Status from the drop-down list.
  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.
  6. Select how many criteria you want to break your evaluation down by in the Initial # of Criteria field.
  7. Select a Scoring Method.
  8. Select whether you want the rubric to be associated with Competencies and/or ePortfolio.
  9. If you are creating a rubric from an org unit above a course in your organization's hierarchy, such as a department or from the organization level, and want to share it with child org units, click Add Org Units and select the org units to share with.
  10. Click Save.

Define analytic rubric achievement levels and criteria

  1. On the Rubrics page, click Edit Levels and Criteria from the context menu of the analytic rubric you want to define achievement levels and criteria for.
  2. Click Edit Criterion from the context menu of a criterion you want to modify.
  3. Enter a Criterion Name.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Repeat Steps 2-4 for other criteria.

    Note Click Add Criteria Group if you want to create a criteria made of subsections of existing criteria.

  6. Click Edit Level from the context menu of an achievement level you want to modify. We recommend that you start with the lowest achievement level and work your way up.
  7. Enter a Level Name.
  8. If you are creating an analytic rubric that uses a points scoring method, enter a Score (points) for the level. For custom points, you may enter a different score (points) for each criterion.
  9. Enter a Description of what is required to achieve the level for each criterion. Achievement level descriptions help evaluators determine which level best reflects a user's achievement. The more detailed your descriptions are, the more consistent evaluations will be.
  10. 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.
  11. Click Save.
  12. Repeat Steps 6-11 for other levels.

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