At ACU assessment marking and grading is criterion-referenced and uses standard-based grading. (Assessment Policy, 5.1)

Criterion referenced assessments allow you to identify that a student has achieved the learning outcomes for an assessment task and how well. The level or standard of how well students achieve the learning outcomes is pre-set according to defined criteria.

The criteria can be set out in a grading form or rubric communicating standards and providing vital feedback to students regarding their performance.

Rubrics vs Grading form

 

Rubric

Grading form

Format Matrix
Rubric matrix 
List
Grading form list 

Standards based grading

Yes

Yes

Scale - standards of different levels of achievement within a criteria are specified

Yes

No

Marks

Can give preset marks according to level

Can give a mark up to a specified maximum

To start go to your LEO unit where you have a Turnitin assignment.

Option 1: Via Launch Rubric Manager in Turnitin assignment settings

  1. Turn editing on and click 'edit' next to the Turnitin assignment to access the Turnitin assignment settings
  2. Scroll to GradeMark options and click on; 'Launch Rubric Manager'
Launch rubric manager

Option 2: Via Rubric icon in Turnitin Assignment submission inbox

  1. Click on the rubric icon located in the Turnitin submission inbox
  2. Click on the rubric dropdown menu and choose 'create a rubric'

This view allows you to create, duplicate, export or import rubric but it does not allow you to attach it to your Turnitin assignment. You can only do this via the Turnitin assignment settings or via the document viewer after students have submitted an assignment.

access rubric from submission inbox

Create a rubric

  1. Click on the bullet point ;and select 'create rubric'. This is the best option if you have not used rubrics before and wish to create a rubric from scratch.
  2. If you have used a rubric before, these will appear alphabetically under the rubric drop down menu. If you wish to reuse an existing rubric in your rubric manager library choose 'duplicate this rubric'.
  3. Once the option to 'create a new rubric' is chosen the rubric will appear as a table with criteria on the left and scales across the top of the table. Criteria is entered as row headings (criterion 1, criterion 2, etc.) and the scales as column headings (Scale 1, Scale 2, Scale 3).
  4. Enter then name for rubric in the highlighted field above the table.
  5. There is a 'Save' button at the bottom of the table on the right side, Use this periodically as you create the rubric to ensure changes are saved.
  6. To close the rubric click on the 'close' option (make sure you've saved your rubric and any changes).
  7. Determine what type of rubric you wish to create. For example a standards rubric will be chosen by default, if you wish to create a rubric using one of the other options (custom or qualitative) click on the preferred rubric type at the bottom of the page.
Turnitin rubric drop down menu

Determine the scale to be used for your rubric e.g. HD, DI, CR, PA, NN and enter the grade range for each scale

NOTE Scales only accept letters and a whole number, it is not possible to add a grade range. The scale values help provide weight to the criteria percentages.

Standard rubric scales
  1. Click on Scale 1 and type in the scale or standard you wish to use for the assessment task.
  2. To add additional columns click on the + plus sign to add additional scale (by default there are 3 scales in a rubric).
  3. Enter your criteria headings (limit 13 characters), under the Criteria column and descriptions in the text box below (these should be linked to learning outcomes) e.g. these could be Criterion 1, 2, 3 or a single title linked to the criterion (analysis, research, critical thinking).
  4. In Scales section, click the cell directly under each scale level and add descriptive information
Create stuandard rubric

Determine the scale to be used for your rubric e.g. HD, DI, CR, PA, NN.

Custom rubric scales

  1. In the criterion row, under each scale, type the individual mark you wish to allocate to this scale.
  2. Enter your criterion headings (limit 13 characters) and a description (these should be linked to learning outcomes) e.g. these could be Criterion 1, 2, 3 or a single title linked to the criterion e.g. analysis, research, critical thinking
  3. Click in the cell directly under each scale level and add a numerical value and a descriptive information.
  4. To add additional columns click on the + plus sign to add remaining scales (by default there are 3 scales in a rubric).
Create custom rubric

Qualitative rubrics do not include scores in either the scales or criteria therefore it is possible to add both the letter and a grade range to a scale or standard. The overall score is not automatically calculated. Add the overall grade into the Grade field.

Qualitative rubric scales
  1. Click on Scale 1 and type in the scale or standard you wish to use for the assessment task. By default there are 3 scales in a rubric. To add additional columns click on the + plus sign to add remaining scales (a qualitative rubric can include text and a numerical grade range as this type of rubric does not calculate scores).
  2. Enter your criteria headings (limit 13 characters) and descriptions (these should be linked to learning outcomes) e.g. these could be Criterion 1, 2, 3 or a single title linked to the criterion e.g. analysis, research, critical thinking
  3. Click in the cell directly under each scale level and add descriptive information.
Create qualitative rubric

The Grading for is similar to a rubric, but simpler. It allows a grade range to entered when marking but is does not allow levels of achievement.

Grading form example

Enter a name for your Grading Form by clicking on Enter grading form name here in the top left of the Rubric and Form Manager. To save your title, click anywhere outside of the text field.

  1. Add additional criterion using the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the grading form screen.
  2. Click Enable scoring (top right) if required. If selected, staff will be able to manually enter a score for each criterion. This score may then be used to calculate a score for the assignment.
  3. Click Save.

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