Q. What grades (points) should I use in my Rubric?

Answer

When using a rubric for grading you will want to ensure that you correctly set the values to match either the Undergraduate and Post Graduate grading schema. The most common way of doing this is to use Point Ranges, the following guidance provides information on using Point Ranges.

 

1. Disclaimer

In order to provide consistency with electronic marking in NILE, these rubric scales have been based on the percentage ranges given in the NILE UnderGrad & PostGrad Letter Grading Schemas.

Please ensure that any rubrics that are created have a total maximum point value of 100. If this is not done, the rubrics will not work properly with the letter grading schemas.

 

Please DO NOT replace the column headings with letter grades. Continue to use ‘Commended’, ‘Merit’ ‘Distinction’ etc.

 

Although the University uses letter grading, NILE has to use numbers to build grades within the rubrics. The rubric tool builds a grade from the criteria levels that you specify that the student achieves. This might end up being a numeric value that sits at the top, middle or bottom of a range (e.g. 80 to 100 is an A+). When manually entering a grade for A+ you would enter ‘90’. When a rubric is used, to assign an A+ any number between 80 and 100 would assign it. The criteria and your comments on the rubric will justify the grade.

 

 

2. Undergraduate point ranges

 

Criteria Weighting

No submission
/ No evidence

Fail

Pass

Commended

Merit

Distinction

10

0

1 to 3

4

5

6

7 to 10

15

0

1 to 5

6 to 7

8

9 to 10

11 to 15

20

0

1 to 7

8 to 9

10 to 11

12 to 13

14 to 20

25

0

1 to 9

10 to 12

13 to 14

15 to 17

18 to 25

30

0

1 to 11

12 to 14

15 to 17

18 to 20

21 to 30

35

0

1 to 13

14 to 17

18 to 20

21 to 24

25 to 35

40

0

1 to 15

16 to 19

20 to 23

24 to 27

28 to 40

45

0

1 to 17

18 to 22

23 to 26

27 to 31

32 to 45

50

0

1 to 19

20 to 24

25 to 29

30 to 34

35 to 50

55

0

1 to 21

22 to 27

28 to 32

33 to 38

39 to 55

60

0

1 to 23

24 to 29

30 to 35

36 to 41

42 to 60

65

0

1 to 25

26 to 32

33 to 38

39 to 45

46 to 65

70

0

1 to 27

28 to 34

35 to 41

42 to 48

49 to 70

 

Point ranges for use with equally weighted rubric rows

Number of rows

No submission
/ No evidence

Fail

Pass

Commended

Merit

Distinction

2 = 2 rows of:

0

1 to 19

20 to 24

25 to 29

30 to 34

35 to 50

3 = 2 rows of:

     + 1 row of:

0

1 to 12

13 to 16

17 to 19

20 to 22

23 to 33

0

1 to 13

14 to 16

17 to 19

20 to 23

24 to 34

4 = 4 rows of:

0

1 to 9

10 to 12

13 to 14

15 to 17

18 to 25

5 = 5 rows of:

0

1 to 7

8 to 9

10 to 11

12 to 13

14 to 20

6 = 4 rows of:

   + 2 rows of:

0

1 to 6

7 to 8

9

10 to 11

12 to 17

0

1 to 5

6 to 7

8 to 9

10 to 10

11 to 16

7 = 5 rows of:

   + 2 rows of:

0

1 to 5

6

7

8 to 9

10 to 14

0

1 to 5

6 to 7

8

9 to 10

11 to 15

8 = 4 rows of:

   + 4 rows of:

0

1 to 4

5 to 6

7

8

9 to 13

0

1 to 4

5

6

7

8 to 12

 

 

 

3. Postgraduate point ranges

 

Criteria Weighting

No submission
/ No evidence

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

10

0

1 to 4

5

6

7 to 10

15

0

1 to 7

8

9 to 10

11 to 15

20

0

1 to 9

10 to 11

12 to 13

14 to 20

25

0

1 to 12

13 to 14

15 to 17

18 to 25

30

0

1 to 14

15 to 17

18 to 20

21 to 30

35

0

1 to 17

18 to 20

21 to 24

25 to 35

40

0

1 to 19

20 to 23

24 to 27

28 to 40

45

0

1 to 22

23 to 26

27 to 31

32 to 45

50

0

1 to 24

25 to 29

30 to 34

35 to 50

55

0

1 to 27

28 to 32

33 to 38

39 to 55

60

0

1 to 29

30 to 35

36 to 41

42 to 60

65

0

1 to 32

33 to 38

39 to 45

46 to 65

70

0

1 to 34

35 to 41

42 to 48

49 to 70

 

 

Point ranges for use with equally weighted rubric rows

Number of rows

No submission
/ No evidence

Fail

Pass

Merit

Distinction

2 = 2 rows of:

0

1 to 24

25 to 29

30 to 34

35 to 50

3 = 2 rows of:

     + 1 row of:

0

1 to 16

17 to 19

20 to 22

23 to 33

0

1 to 16

17 to 19

20 to 23

24 to 34

4 = 4 rows of:

0

1 to 12

13 to 14

15 to 17

18 to 25

5 = 5 rows of:

0

1 to 9

10 to 11

12 to 13

14 to 20

6 = 4 rows of:

   + 2 rows of:

0

1 to 8

9

10 to 11

12 to 17

0

1 to 7

8 to 9

10 to 10

11 to 16

7 = 5 rows of:

   + 2 rows of:

0

1 to 6

7

8 to 9

10 to 14

0

1 to 7

8

9 to 10

11 to 15

8 = 4 rows of:

   + 4 rows of:

0

1 to 6

7

8

9 to 13

0

1 to 5

6

7

8 to 12

 

 

Alternatively, if you want to work out your percentages manually you can download this Excel Rubric Row Calculator.

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  • Last Updated Mar 10, 2019
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  • Answered By Robert Farmer

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