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Rubric Template

Sample Templates and Example Performance Qualifiers and Phrases

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Rubrics are a fast and easy way to assess students' work. Here you will learn what a basic rubric template should have, example qualifiers to add to your rubric, sample verbs and verb phrases to help you write your descriptions, and three sample rubric templates.

Basic Rubric

A basic rubric template should have the following features:

  • Description of task or performance that the rubric is designed to evaluate.
  • A scale or rating with three or more qualifiers.
  • An objective of the task or performance (criteria).
  • Descriptors, or sample words that identify the effectiveness of the expectations.

Example Qualifiers

 

  • Level 1 or 1 point = limited, lowest quality, poor, beginning, unsatisfactory, not there yet, little evidence, needs improvement.
  • Level 2 or 2 points = some, basic, emerging, some evidence, fair, capable, satisfactory.
  • Level 3 or 3 points = accomplished, developing, proficient, constant evidence, very good, considerable.
  • Level 4 or 4 points = Exemplary, high degree, strong, advanced, displays evidence beyond, best quality, excellent, exceeds.

     

Sample verbs and phrases

Here are a few sample verbs and phrases to use when writing the description of the performance characteristics.

  • Demonstrates
  • Identifies
  • Makes connections
  • Interprets
  • Expresses
  • Applies
  • Predicts
  • Begins to
  • Communicates

Learn how to score a rubric and view samples of expository and narrative writing rubrics. Plus: learn how to create a rubric from scratch by using this step-by-step guide , and view samples of informal and formal essay rubrics.

Rubric Template 1

Levels of Performance (Scale)

(Describe here the task the rubric is designed to evaluate)

Features

4

Exceptional Quality


 

3

Best Quality
 

2

Average Quality
 

1

Lowest Quality
 

Criteria 1        
Criteria 2        
Criteria 3        
Criteria 4        
 

Rubric Template 2

Levels of Performance (Scale)

(Here you will describe the task or performance that the rubric is designed to evaluate)

Features

Beginning

1

Developed

2

 

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

 

(State objective here)

1

Description of the performance and characteristics that reflect a beginning level of performance Description of the performance and characteristics that reflect a development toward performance Description of the performance and characteristics that reflect an accomplished level of performance Description of the performance and characteristics that reflect the highest level performance

(State objective here)

2

State Performance  Descriptors Here

(State objective here)

3

       

(State objective here)

4

       
 

Rubric Template 3

Levels of Performance (Scale)

 (Describe here the task the rubric is designed to evaluate)

Criteria Achievement Level 1 Achievement Level 2 Achievement Level 3 Achievement Level 4
Criteria 1 Characteristics of performance indicators goes here.
Criteria 2        
Criteria 3        
Criteria 4        

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