Creating Rubrics

This web page gives detailed guided assistance in creating rubrics.

"There are many rubric resources available to teachers—online and in published materials—so the first piece of advice we have to offer is: Find and adapt existing rubrics! It is rare to find a rubric that is exactly right for your situation and your students, but by using rubrics that have worked well for others as a starting point, you can save a great deal of time." (CARLA, 2012)


  • Getting Started: Determining the criteria that will be valued for a particular task.
  • Considering the Levels of the Rubric: Determining the number of levels and defining them.
  • Other issues to consider for rubric creation
  • Other issues to consider when using rubrics


Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). (2012). Process: Rubrics. Retrieved from