Understanding RubricKing Rubrics

Stored Rubrics Exist As Models

Our rubrics are not static grids for deriving specific scores. Rubrics built on are stored as conceptual models. This allows each defined element within a rubric to remain 'aware' of its relative value toward the concept of wholeness in its use. In the editor, you can build conceptually in 'percentage mode' or use the more familiar setting 'point mode' to create and edit your rubric models for your rubric library.

Our rubrics do not use the traditional rubric grid layout. Instead, each dimension, a category or concept to be independently assessed, gives the user complete choice over the dimension's levels - descriptions of varied achievement possible within a dimension. This means that the number of levels and the relative value of each level can be set differently for each dimension within the same rubric.

Rubrics with more than one dimension (a.k.a. analytic rubrics) can also be given various weighting in order to give more importance to certain dimensions compared than others.

Values Set with Assignments

Premium users can independently set point values for rubrics when they create an assignment to be scored with the rubric. Assignments are named independently from the name of the rubric and are connected to a group (a named select population of students or individuals - usually roster-based). The value of the assignment can be different for each use of the same rubric, and each one may be updated at any time.

Rubric Library

The rubric library will list folders and rubrics in the file system styled view. The main view has a drop-down in the upper left-hand corner of the card header for folder management (shown as a ‘home’ icon in the main group assignment view and as a ‘folder’ icon in sub-folders). The current folder assignments and sub-folders for the current view are listed in the main card.

The folder management drop-down includes options for renaming or deleting the current folder. Deleting a folder with assignments will move all assignments back to the home folder for the group.

Each rubric has a button bar that includes (from left to right) an assign button, a “move to” button and the main button that opens that rubric in the editor.

Once folders are created in the library of rubrics, clicking the “move to” button will show locations available for relocating rubrics within the user’s library.

Managing Rubrics

Creating New Rubrics

In the rubric library menu bar, tap the second menu-item button and select 'Start a New Rubric'. This will open the editor and place the new rubric in the current folder.

Converting External Rubrics

Open your external rubric in a spreadsheet, document (as a table) or web-page (in table format). In the rubric library menu bar, tap the second menu-item button and select 'Convert an External Rubric'. Follow on-screen instructions to copy and paste the table of data into the available workspace and press the 'Convert' button.

Successful conversion will open the rubric in the editor. The rubric is automatically placed into an "Imported" folder in the root directory of your rubric library.

Deleting Rubrics

To delete a rubric, open the rubric editor, click on the rubric icon in the menu bar and select “Delete Rubric”. A confirmation dialog will appear to warn that all related scoring data will also be deleted and that the action cannot be undone.