While many individual educators are investing deeply in rubric-based assessment, and there is tremendous energy from K12 through graduate school around project-based learning and similar initiatives, the vast majority of educational programs use rubrics to satisfy accreditors’ requirements, not to inform instruction and improve the student experience.
Our work with a diverse group schools has led us to develop a draft framework to help the champions of authentic assessment gradually improve assessment processes and to change the culture of the institutions in which they teach.
The QC2 Framework (for Quality, Clarity, and Comprehensiveness) details a capability model for the design and use of rubrics, and provides a scorecard for assessing individual rubrics.
- QC2 Framework – Rubric Capability Model and Best Practices
Draft white paper detailing the QC2 approach and best practices around rubric design.
- QC2 Framework – Rubric Scorecard
A PDF version of the rubric scorecard.
The location of Waypoint’s interactive version of the QC2 rubric, which institutions can use to assess and document the rubric design process. If you would like to use the interactive QC2 rubric, just email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.