WGU evaluation faculty judge performance assessment submissions using rubrics that include various aspects of competence and a scale that measures it. Here are the scales WGU uses:
• Not Evident
• Approaching Competence
A score of Competent is required in each rubric aspect to pass the assessment .
0 = Unsatisfactory
1 = Needs revision
2 = Satisfactory
Students must receive a score of 2 in each rubric aspect to pass the assessment
1 = Unacceptable
2 = Needs Revisions
3 = Meets Standard
4 = Exemplary
To pass the assessment students must do one of the following:
• Receive a score of 3 in each rubric aspect, or
• Receive a 2 on one rubric aspect, and a score of 3 in all of the other rubric aspects
Alternative 4-Level Rubric:
0 = Unacceptable
1 = Needs Revisions
2 = Meets Standard
3 = Exemplary
In order to pass the assessment, students must do one of the following:
• Receive a score of 2 in each rubric aspect, or
• Receive a 1 on one rubric aspect, and a score of 2 in all of the other rubric aspects.
0 = Unsatisfactory
1 = Does not meet standard
2 = Minimally competent
3 = Competent
4 = Highly competent
If an assessment is a lower-division undergraduate program assessment (these performance assessments are denoted with an asterisk), students need a score of at least 2 in each rubric aspect to pass the task. If the assessment is an upper-division undergraduate program-specific assessment or graduate program assessment, students need a score of at least 3 in each rubric aspect to pass the task.
While the rubric aspects are designed to align to the task directions, the rubric may break down the directions into smaller steps in order to focus the assessment.
Students should discuss evaluation results with their program mentor, refer back to their course of study and consult the course instructor before attempting revisions.
Submission attempts, that is the number of times a performance task can be evaluated and not pass, may be limited in accordance with the provisions stated in the Student Handbook. If students reach the attempt limit, they will need to demonstrate substantial engagement with designated learning resources and engage with a course instructor before their last-submitted task will be released for revision and a resubmission allowed.
For a list of performance assessment rubric terms, click here.
Article Number: 20384, 2732