Evaluation rubrics are a powerful approach to evaluation-specific methodology. Rubrics can be used in collaborative or participatory evaluations to build a clear, shared understanding of how quality, value, and effectiveness are defined.
Evaluative rubrics make explicit the basis for our judgments of effectiveness or performance. Rubrics make clear how we define excellence, good or poor and what aspects or outcomes are considered more or less important in determining ‘goodness’ or success.
Drawing from our experience of using rubrics in many settings, this panel session covered rubric design considerations, implementation and the communication of evaluative conclusions using this methodology.