WGU evaluation faculty judge performance assessment submissions using rubrics (opens new window) that include various aspects of competence and a scale that measures it. Performance Assessment tasks are evaluated using the following scales:
• 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
A score of 2 in each rubric aspect is required to pass the task
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
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.
For a list of performance assessment terms, visit Rubric Terms (opens new window).
Article Number: 20384, 2732