Rubric Examples

Research Rubric   from Raynor Memorial Libraries

Writing Rubric   from the College of Arts & Sciences

Oral Presentation Rubric   from the College of Communication


With the endorsement of the Provost’s Office, the librarians at Raynor Memorial Libraries have assembled these examples of rubrics to support faculty in their teaching mission. We invite you to review them as possible tools for your use in scoring and/or grading specific components of assignments. They may also be used to set performance expectations by distributing to students prior to the introduction of a project.

Other Rubrics

Additional examples can be found at the University's Assessment web site and in Introduction to Rubrics: an Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback, and Promote Student Learning, by Dannelle Stevens and Antonia Levi, in the library collection.


The rubrics do not address discipline-specific content.  They provide a framework into which you can insert content that addresses the style and form of research, writing, and presentations in your discipline. In order to facilitate customization, the rubrics are provided in Microsoft Word format.

Scoring and Grading

A point system and scoring columns for the research and presentation rubrics have been included to demonstrate the ability to use the rubrics as a grading tool. The point system should be adapted or deleted according to individual faculty needs.

Aggregate Performance

All three rubrics enable faculty to separately score each component contained in a rubric and thereby collect component scores across students. Aggregating across students in your course on particular components of research, writing, and oral presentations allows you to identify trends in student performance at class, department, and college levels.


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