Rubrics are always presented sorted by highest valued dimension, then alphabetically by dimension name, and lastly, by highest level values within dimensions. If you want equally valuable dimensions presented in a certain order, use numbers at the start of the dimension name.

Edit vs. Test Mode

In the upper-right corner, the right-most toggle changes the editor view between two states.

Edit mode allows changing aspects of the rubric through double-tapping on-screen text for the rubric title, dimension title/weight/description/metrics, level score and descriptions.

Rubrics are never permanently set. Any existing assignments and reports based on a rubric will automatically reflect changes made in the rubric editor. If you delete a dimension, those existing scores will also be deleted. If you edit a value, it will automatically reflect in group's assignments using that rubric. If you delete a level, only those individuals receiving that level's score will be affected, and it will present a differentiated score for those individuals until another score is chosen for them in that particular dimension.

To view assignments created with a rubric, click on the assignment menu button and select 'View Existing Assignments'.

Test mode allows the user to use the radio buttons to test how the rubric performs under scoring scenarios. It does not store any resulting scores.

Percentage vs. Point Mode

In the upper-right corner, the left toggle changes the editor view between percentage and points modes. This does not set the mode of the rubric in assignments, but rather, it sets how you would like to build your rubric model. Percentages are more conceptually based while point mode is likely more familiar to educators.

Which method you would like to use to create your rubric model is up to you. It is recommended that you initially work without editing using both modes until you are familiar with the function of the editor.

You are always encouraged to switch modes to see calculated values. If working in percentages, switching to points mode will show you the least whole points possible to achieve those percentages. If working in point mode, switching to percentage mode will show you the actual value represented by the assigned point values.

Percentage Mode

Advantage: values are set in simple conceptual terms and not obscured by point systems
Disadvantage: assignment levels are likely to contain decimal values (RK will recommend point values to avoid it)

    • 'Percent' is the initial mode for new rubrics

    • In this mode, dimensions values are edited by ratio weights

      • Two dimensions each weighted as '1' are in the ratio 1:1. In other words, they are equal to each other, each being 50% of the rubric's value.

      • Two dimensions where one is twice as valuable as the other would have the first weighted as 2 - twice as much as the other's value of 1. This results in 2/3 (66.6%) and 1/3 (33.3%) dimension values, respectively.

      • Dimension weights can be any integer value, and the editor will show the resulting percentages.

    • Scoring levels are expressed in percentage of completion toward its own dimension's value. Full value for a dimension is then always 100%. Half-value would always be 50%.

    • Switching to point mode will show the calculated minimum points needed for all levels to be expressed as whole numbered points.

Point Mode

Advantage: simplicity of using whole points toward a target rubric point value
Disadvantage: biases level values into arbitrary whole point values

    • 'Point' mode initial mode for rubrics whose levels can be expressed in reduced

    • In point mode, dimension ratio weights are calculated from the highest point values entered in each dimension.

      • Any two-dimensioned rubric with equal point values will result in each being 1/2 or 50% each.

      • To contrast, a modelled 30-point rubric consisting of two unequal dimensions of 20 and 10 points respectively, would result in a 2/3 (66.6%) and 1/3 (33.3%) weighting.

    • Whenever rubric point values can be reduced to a lower amount while maintaining their relative values, the message 'Click to reduce points' appears. If the rubric is left in this condition, editing by percentage mode is disabled and editing can only occur in point mode. Opening a previous rubric in this state will also default the editor to point mode.

Example Rubric in Percent and Point Mode

Adding and Removing Elements


  • To add a dimension to a rubric, in the edit mode, tap on the button below any existing dimension cards labelled "Add a Dimension"

  • Dimensions can be cloned (a copy of an existing dimension) from the vertical ellipses

  • To remove a dimension, click on the vertical ellipses in the upper right-hand corner of the dimension card and select "Delete Dimension" from the drop-down. You will be prompted to confirm the action.


  • To add a level to the dimension, tap on the "+ Level" button on the lower right corner of a dimension card

  • To remove a level, double-tap the number of the score or the description text for the level to be deleted. When the "Editing level" menu appears, click on the "Delete" button. You will be prompted to confirm the action.