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Example rubrics

The following rubrics are intended as examples only; you will always find room for improvement, therefore there is no such thing as a perfect example or exemplar. Where possible, an overview of the subject and its learning outcomes has been included, as well as the task description and criteria and standards, so you can see how all the elements combine to make a well-rounded assessment, as described in the previous sections of this site.

It is not intended that you cut and paste these examples as you need to develop your own criteria and standards, particular to your subject learning outcomes and assessment tasks; however these examples may give you some ideas to get started.

Rubrics by assessment type

Assessment type Examples
Annotated BibliographyAnnotated Bibliography IKC100
Book Review

Scholarly Book Review INF530
Briefing PaperBriefing Paper BIO327
Business CaseClinical Governance Business Case HSM406
Case Analysis

Case Analysis: Ethics HSM405
Case Analysis: Safety, Regulation and Learning HSM405
EssayEssay IKC100
Digital Essay INF530
ExamMCQ and Problem Questions ACC322
Learning SequenceEmergent Literacy Project EML302
Designing a Learning Sequence EML306
PortfolioProfessional Teaching Portfolio EPT329
PresentationParent Tutor Program SPH106
Problem SolvingWorking With Clients Who Stutter SPH306
ReportNetwork Literacy Evaluative Report INF532


Non-rubric example

Assessment typeExample
ReflectionHLT311 Reflective Portfolio



Generic skills rubrics

The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts in the United States to articulate fundamental criteria and standards for 16 Essential Learning Outcomes. For more information see

Download all VALUE rubrics, including rubrics for:

  • Civic engagement
  • Creative thinking
  • Critical thinking
  • Ethical reasoning
  • Global learning
  • Information literacy
  • Inquiry and analysis
  • Integrative learning
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • Oral communication
  • Problem solving
  • Quantitative literacy
  • Reading
  • Teamwork
  • Written communication