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Rubric Machine

Rubric Machine

The Rubric Machine helps you build and use instructional rubrics in support of broader performance-based approaches to assessing student learning. Just log-on and begin developing your own tailor-made rubrics. Besides supporting the rubric design process, The Rubric Machine also enables you to save and archive your rubrics, modify them as needed, and format them for printing. You can read published articles, tips, and other resources to help you put rubrics into practice as part of your regular curriculum and instruction. Like all ThinkingGear tools, registration is free.


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nora scully
nora scully (Staff)
8 years ago
Unable to access the link to create a new account is broken. I cannot use the tool at all.Seems this might have been the case for at least 2 years.
Deborah Genet
Deborah Genet (Faculty)
10 years ago

Unable to access. Your link to create a new login account just times out.

Topher Gee
Topher Gee (Faculty)
14 years ago
The steps involved in designing the rubric walk you through the process in a way that forces one to connect the assigning of the grade and the learning objectives of the product. I will use this again.

Technical Remarks:

Returning to incomplete rubrics requires one to move through the steps linearly from the beginning (e.g. you can't jump straight to step 5 even if 1-4 are already completed). I don't see a way to increase the weight of a category or to modify the points for different categories. Printing options are limited.
Used in course? Yes