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Create a Conventional Rubric

Last modified 14:22, 10 Sep 2013


This help page applies to Administrators only.


A conventional Assessment Instrument has multiple performance levels based on the default performance levels that you have set up in your system. A conventional Assessment Instrument should describe the expectations for each performance level, giving students the knowledge to improve their scores.

How to Create a Conventional Assessment Instrument

Use the Curriculum menu to select Assessment Instruments.


On the Assessment Instruments screen, click the New Assessment Instrument button.


1. Enter a Assessment Instrument Name and Description/Rationale.
2. Click the Choose Group button to select the Parent Group (or Department) to which that this assessment instrument should be assigned.

3. Select the "Conventional" Scoring Type.
4. Click the Save button.


How to Complete the Instrument Setup

1. Select Assessment Notification & Results Settings

NEW! Initial Student Notification: This option refers to when the student will be notified of the completed assessment.

  • Yes: student will be notified of the completed assessment.

  • No: student will not be notified of the completed assessment.

  • Later: student will be notified of the completed assessment when the results are released.

  • At End: applies to assessment instruments that use Escalation. The student will be notified of the completed assessment once the final assessment in the escalation workflow has been completed.

NEW! Initial Result Available to Student?: This option refers to when the assessment results will be made available to the student (i.e. visible on the student's My Results screen).

  • Results Available Immediately: results available immediately.

  • Never: results will never be made available.

  • Held Until Released: results will be held, until the assessor manually releases them.

2. Select a Pegmap (optional) 
If you will be applying a Pegging Scheme to this Assessment Instrument, use the drop-down menu to select the desired pegmap.

3. Select a Course Evaluation (optional)
If you would like a Course Evaluation form to be completed by students after submitting work to this Assessment Instrument, use the drop-down menu to select the desired course evaluation.


4. Select the Assessment Regime 
The assessment regime refers to how the work will be submitted and who will complete the assessment.If the student will be required to submit work to an assessor who has a Chalk & Wire account, leave the default selection of 'Candidate Chooses Assessor'.

5. Setup an Escalation scheme (optional) 
If you would like the initial assessment to be escalated and assessed elsewhere (another assessor or an assessor pool) after it is completed, select 'Escalation according to these rules' and click the Set Escalation Options button.
For more information about Escalation, please visit the 'Escalation' help page.


How to Add & Edit Default Performance Levels (Optional)

You can edit the default performance levels if desired. Each new criterion that is added to the Assessment Instrument will include these performance levels. You may also add a 'Not Applicable' performance level, if appropriate. Use the "Edit" link to change the criterion level heading or value. You can also decide whether to include or exclude the value of a particular level in the final score by selecting either "Yes" or "No" in the "Include" column.


How to Add & Edit Instrument Criteria

To edit the first criterion, use the Actions menu to select Edit.


1. Enter the name of the Assessment Instrument's first criterion and the description/rationale into the appropriate text boxes.
2. Click the Edit link next to the first criterion performance level to add a criterion-based description.


1. Enter the appropriate description for the performance level.
2. Click the Update button to save the changes.

Repeat this process for each performance level.


Once you have completed the criterion level, click Save and then Return to return to the Edit Assessment Instrument screen.


To add a new criterion, click the New Criterion button. Repeat the process by entering the criterion name, description/rationale, and criterion performance level descriptions for each new criterion.


Still Having Trouble?

If this help page did not answer your question, please contact our Support Desk: support@chalkandwire.com

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