rubric

A rubric is a heading or a category in a chart, or a rule of conduct. A teacher's grading rubrics may include participation, homework completion, tests, quizzes, and papers.

A rubric can also mean a rule or a procedure. If you use "might makes right" as the rubric for the formation of a list of classroom rules, you'll have a different-feeling classroom culture than if your rubric is "everyone deserves respect."

Definitions of rubric
  1. noun
    category name
    “it is usually discussed under the rubric of `functional obesity'”
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    type of:
    category
    a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme
  2. noun
    a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type
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    title
    the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.
    head, header, heading
    a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  3. noun
    a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with
    synonyms: statute title, title
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    type of:
    head, header, heading
    a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  4. noun
    an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
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    prescript, rule
    prescribed guide for conduct or action
  5. noun
    directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
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    direction, instruction
    a message describing how something is to be done
  6. noun
    an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    synonyms: gloss
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    account, explanation
    a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.
  7. verb
    adorn with ruby red color
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    rubify
    make ruby red
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