How do I think about designing a rubric that can be used to assess content knowledge demonstrated through multiple formats?
Some assignments are designed for students to be able to flexibly complete them, and designing a rubric to accommodate that can be challenging. To do so, you need to identify the core learning objectives you’re hoping students will improve on and exhibit, and reflect on how they’re able to be satisfied in different ways. An example of this comes from EDUC222: Videogames & Learning, where students can complete an ‘Individual Paper/Project.’ This assignment is worth a high number of points (slightly more than 10% of what is needed to earn an A), and and about 2/3 of students in the course do at least one of them over the course of the semester. The rubric looks like this: