An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning

Dannelle D. Stevens, Antonia J. Levi


Welcome. Here are links that allow you to download rubrics from our book, Introduction to Rubrics.

The following links present examples of completed rubrics and templates you can use to develop your own rubrics, using the guidelines presented in the book.

We also invite you to share your rubrics with us so that we can post a wider range of examples, representing a broader range of disciplines, than we were able to include in the book.

We have in addition set up a Web site to encourage discussion among users and aspiring users of rubrics in higher education – see below for details.

1. Sample Rubrics and Templates

University studies portfolio rubric for diversity dimension
This is an example of a simple one-dimensional scoring guide. As you can see on page 40 of the book, or in the next link, you may add a further column for comments.

Leading a class discussion rubric
This presents an elaboration of the above format, showing how you can assign a value to a student’s performance across the range of "dimensions" or components of an assignment.

The following links present blank templates that are created in Word. You can add your text to them, alter the height or width of columns, and use the Word program’s functions to add / delete rows or columns.

2.Sharing your rubrics.

Please feel free to attach your rubric as a .doc file in an email to either of us, or  Then, if necessary, we will then format it, and, with your permission, post it on this website.

3. Discussion Room

To join the online discussions we are hosting and moderating, please go to:

This site also offers a glossary and more information on the authors.  Thank you for your interest in rubrics and improving assessment in higher education.

Dannelle Stevens     Antonia Levi