Rubrics in Headrush
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Written by Shane Krukowski
Updated over a week ago

Rubrics is one of those words that can mean many things to many people.

In Headrush, we think about rubrics in two primary ways:

  1. Terminology used to describe a scale used to evaluate learning targets.

  2. A set of criteria used to evaluate a product or process (see below).

Product / Process Rubrics in Headrush

Having a rubric for common processes and/or common products helps reinforce what quality looks like, makes evaluation more transparent, and allows for comparison over time.


  • Process Rubric

  • Performance Rubric

  • Product Rubric

Headrush has two ways to help you manage and track Rubrics:

a) As part of a question on the Module Overview:

b) As part of a Task and/or piece of Evidence in a Task board:

2. As a Learning Target Set— The respective Rubric is aligned to a Module and assessed similar to how other learning targets are aligned and assessed.

Add Rubrics as part of a Learning Target set

In turn, Advisors can then asses the respective select rubric learning targets as part of the Module Assessment:

How to Set Up Rubrics in Headrush as Part of a Learning Target Set?

1. Determine your rubrics. Here is a Headrush importable CSV file that includes a basic set of rubrics.

2. As an ADMIN, create a new Learning Target Set -or- Import via the 'Import New Target Set’ via:

Admin > Learning Targets > Target Sets > (options in the left column)

3. Title the Learning Target set accordingly (e.g.- Rubrics)

4. Add/change the Rubric top-level groupings as 'Learning Target Groups'

5. Add/change the respective 'Learning Targets' within the Learning Target Groups

6. Setup or choose a scale for your rubrics.
*** You can add the descriptors per learning target one by one via the Learning Target editor or via spreadsheet upload. See here for more specifics...

7. Activate the Learning Target set

8. Optional, but highly recommended: Setup two Learning Plans: (1) for non-rubric learning targets and (2) exclusively for Rubric learning targets.

Here’s how:

... and by having that Learning Plan, students and Advisors can quickly see how often and how well students have been assessed against those rubric criteria:

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