Since 2003, the Waypoint Outcomes team has been thinking deeply about feedback, rubrics, and the fundamental relationship between educator and student.
While many teachers aspire to use rubrics, or to use them more effectively, writing rubrics takes skill and time. We see many educators reinventing the wheel, wishing they could collaborate with colleagues at other institutions.
The rubrics you’ll find here come in three formats:
- An image (jpg) for quick viewing
- A Word document version for easy editing and repurposing
- A screenshot of the rubric as it appears in Waypoint. Rubrics in Waypoint become clickable, interactive forms that are used to create exceptional feedback for students. Feedback is easily emailed to students in bulk, or returned to an online gradebook in Blackboard or Moodle. The criteria in the rubric can be tagged to multiple learning outcomes, resulting in rich longitudinal data on student learning – exactly the kinds of data educators need in order to improve instruction and deepen learning. Waypoint rubrics can even be used for peer review and self-assessment.
We intend this resource to the community of educators who have inspired us, and to those who are interested in high quality rubrics. The content here is free to use, free to edit and repurpose. We are confident that when you begin using rubrics, you’ll turn to Waypoint as the most effective tool for creating exceptional feedback for your students.