Rubrics are a way to set up custom or Outcome-based assessment criteria for scoring.
A Rubric is an assessment tool for communicating expectations of quality. Rubrics are typically comprised of rows and columns. Rows are used to define the various criteria being used to assess an assignment. Columns are used to define levels of performance for each criterion.
When would I use a Rubric?
Use a Rubric to:
Communicate assessment expectations to users.
Align pre-defined learning Outcomes to your course assessments.