Download Project Based Learning Rubrics

We've created a wide range of rubrics - for designing and teaching PBL to guiding students through key stages of the PBL process. 

All of our resources – rubrics, project ideas, student handouts, videos, and more – are available at You can download over 25 different rubrics there!

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Below are some of the most popular rubric downloads. 

  • 1

    Project Based Teaching Rubric

    This rubric describes beginning, developing, and Gold Standard levels for Project Based Teaching Practices for K-12 teachers and features detailed, concrete indicators that illustrate what it means to teach in a PBL environment.

    Teachers and school leaders can use this rubric to reflect on their practice and plan for professional growth.

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  • 2

    Rubric for Rubrics

    This rubric describes a well-written rubric, distinguishing between rubrics that meet, approach, or are below standards for selection of criteria, distinction between levels, and quality of writing. It also describes how a rubric is created and used with students.

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  • 3

    Project Design Rubric

    The Project Design Rubric uses the Essential Project Design Elements as criteria to evaluate projects. The rubric aligns with BIE's Gold Standard PBL model. Definitions and practical examples are used to clarify the meaning of each dimension.

    You and your colleagues can use the rubric to guide the design of projects, give formative feedback, and reflect and revise.

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  • 4

    Grades 9-12 Presentation Rubric

    This rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 9-12 in making effective presentations in a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. 

    Use this rubric to guide students and assess their work, or to inform your thinking as you create your own assessment tools. Schools and districts can adopt or adapt this rubric for use across all classrooms.

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  • 5

    Grades 6-12 Creativity & Innovation Rubric

    The first part of this rubric helps teachers guide students in grades 6-12 in using an effective process for innovation in various phases of a project, and it can be used to assess their performance. 

    The second part of the rubric can be used to assess the degree of creativity shown in the products students create in a project.

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