LEO: How Do I - Create an Analytic Rubric

Analytic rubrics allow you to assess a Competencies activity based on more than one criterion in a single rubric. With analytic rubrics, levels of achievement are displayed in columns and your assessment criteria are displayed in rows.

Analytic rubrics may use a points, custom points, or text only scoring method. Points and custom point's analytic rubrics may use both text and points to assess performance. With custom points, each criterion may be worth a different amount of points. For both points and custom points, an overall score is provided based on the total number of points achieved. The overall score determines whether the activity is achieved.

  1. From the Course Home page, click Course Admin.
  2. On the Course Administration page, under Assessment, click Rubrics
  3. Click New Rubric
  4. Under the Properties tab, enter the Rubric Name and Description
  5. Under Rubric Status, select one of the following:
    • Draft: Not yet available for new associations.
    • Published: Associations can be made with published rubrics. Once a rubric has an association, you cannot change the rubrics name, description, levels, and criteria.
    • Archived: Archived rubrics do not appear in default search results and are not available for new associations. Existing associations with archived rubrics remain functional. 
Note: Users with permission to change a Rubric Status can do so at any time.
  1. Under Rubric Type, select one of the following:
    • Analytic: An analytic rubric breaks performance into multiple criteria. You assess each criterion separately, resulting in an overall assessment score. 
    • Holistic: Holistic rubrics do not break performance into separate criteria. Performance is assessed holistically, so that you consider several different criteria, but make only one overall assessment. 
  2. Under Initial # of Levels*, select how many achievement levels you want the rubric to have. 
  3. Under Scoring Method, select one of the following: 
    • Text Only: Performance levels indicated by Text Only, i.e. "Poor", "Good", "Excellent".
    • Points: Only available for Analytic rubrics. Points are used to assess performance, i.e. "Poor (0 points)', "Good (75 points)", "Excellent (125 points)".
    • Custom Points: Only available to analytic rubrics. You can customize the points given for each criterion.
    • Percentages: Only available for holistic rubrics. Using percentages can be automatically assessed based on the score of its associated item. 
  4. To hide scores, click Hide scores from student views
  5. Under Advanced Availability, click Expand advanced availability options
  6. If applicable, select Competencies. You can associate a rubric with a tool such as Competencies or ePortfolio as a means of assessing items created in those tools. When you create an association for a rubric, you cannot edit or delete the rubric. To make changes after associating it with a tool, you should change the rubric's status to Archived then copy the rubric and make your changes to the new copy. 
  7. Click Save.