Learning assessments fall into two broad categories:
- Examinations (quizzes, mid-terms, and finals)
- Assignments with rubrics (research papers, group projects, explanatory lab reports, presentations, etc.)
For exams, use best practices for writing and scoring exams, being sure to create a scoring guide to show how many points to allocate for correct and/or partially correct answers.
For assignments, use grading rubrics to specify the expectations for the assignment and help keep grading consistent. Required elements of rubrics include grading criteria and points that students earn by meeting the grading criteria for the assignment.