How are scoring rubrics used to evaluate student work?

WGU Scoring Rubrics

Assessment Attempts Information
Performance Assessment Rubric Terms

 

 

WGU Scoring Rubrics


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:



 

Evaluation of Performance Tasks with a 3-Level Descriptive Rubric:

•    Not Evident
•    Approaching Competence
•    Competent


A score of Competent is required in each rubric aspect to pass the assessment

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Evaluation of Performance Tasks with a 3-Level Rubric:

0 = Unsatisfactory


1 = Needs revision


2 = Satisfactory

Students must receive a score of 2 in each rubric aspect to pass the assessment



 

Evaluation of Performance Tasks with a 4-Level Rubric:

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.


Evaluation of Performance Tasks with a 5-Level Rubric:



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 mentor, refer back to their course of study and consult the course mentor before attempting revisions.


Number of Attempts


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 mentor before their last-submitted task will be released for revision and a resubmission allowed.


Performance Assessment Rubric Terms


For a list of performance assessment rubric terms, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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