Rubrics provide students with direct and explicit criteria that a project, activity, discussion, performance, etc. should contain while also providing the teacher with a framework to make grading more efficient. Rubrics designed effectively can encourage students to create their own learning path and showcase their learning in many different ways. Through timely, direct, and explicit feedback, teachers are able to enhance the depth of learning that is taking place.
Rubrics in Schoology provide not only a way to assess student learning along a continuum of knowledge, skills (think Profile of a Goochland Graduate), and dispositions, but also a digital alternative that will make grading and alignment with specific learning objectives much easier. This type of meaningful and explicit feedback helps students achieve more than checking off a list of minimum requirements. Teachers are also able to save rubrics to their Resources to reuse and familiarize students with consistent expectations.
Although the rubric is digital, you are not limited to assessing digital products. You can have students upload pictures of physical products to make it easier to grade these projects from anywhere!
Pro tip: Using the Schoology app on an iOS or Android device for rubric grading will be the biggest time saver as grading will literally be at your fingertips!
Below you will find examples of Schoology rubrics to help you visualize all the many ways you are able to customize Schoology rubrics to meet your needs:
Next Steps with Rubrics
Need help on how to create rubrics in Schoology? This support guide answers many questions you may still have about developing and creating rubrics within Schoology. Please reach out to your ITC if you have any questions or would like help building your first rubric!
- Krystle Demas and Catherine Richards