I have made a rubric. There are 7 categories. For each category the student can get 5, 4, 3, 2, or 1 point(s). Normally a rubric total score is converted from a raw score (x/35 in my example) to a final score (%). For example, a student who loses one point in each category would have a raw score of (28/35). Being right below the top possible score (35/35: A+) would still indicate rather good achievement. I would be likely to give the student an (B or a B+). However it seems that the system would automatically give 80%. A Student with straight 3s in the 7 categories would then have a failing score (21/35 = 60%) A failing score for the middle of the rubric criteria seems wrong- Straight 1s yes... straight 3s... no.
Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to have the rubric properly convert the scores... I always believed that rubrics were preferable BECAUSE they look at skill ranges.