Critical Reflection Rubric

Subgroup Size

Entire group


30 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Rubric created by Katherine N. Yngve, CILMAR, based on the following:


Clayton, P. (2019). Critical reflection. PHC Ventures.


Also mapped to elements of the AAC&U Intercultural Knowledge & Competence Rubric:

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). (2009). Intercultural knowledge and competence VALUE rubric.

This assessment measures: 1. Communication (clarity and depth). 2. Openness (breadth & fairness). 3. Self-Awareness (ability to describe one's own academic engagement & personal growth). 

Using this rubric allows the learner or the instructor to recognize the elements of good critical reflection.