On July 2, 2018, Quality Matters released the 6th edition of their rubric.
The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric 6th edition consists of eight general standards and 42 specific standards used to evaluate the design of online and blended courses. Annotations explain the applications of the Standards and their inter-relationships. The Rubric has a scoring system used by the Review Team to determine whether a course meets Standards. Essential Standards (3-point Specific Review Standards) must be met during the review and an overall score of 85% of the points possible are required for a course to attain QM certification. To learn more about the Quality Matters rubric, you can review slides of a QM Rubric overview presentation.