Rubric Template Sample for Teachers

Sample Templates and Example Performance Qualifiers and Phrases

Rubrics
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Rubrics are a fast and easy way to assess students' work. They can make an educators life so much easier because they are able to quickly determine exactly where a students' work excelled, and where it lacked. While they are a great tool to have, creating them can be quite time-consuming. To make it a little bit easier for you, all you have to do is use the samples below.

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, as well as 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 performanceDescription of the performance and characteristics that reflect a development toward performanceDescription of the performance and characteristics that reflect an accomplished level of performanceDescription of the performance and characteristics that reflect the highest level performance

(State objective here)

2

StatePerformance DescriptorsHere

(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)

CriteriaAchievement Level 1Achievement Level 2Achievement Level 3Achievement Level 4
Criteria 1Characteristicsof performanceindicators goeshere.
Criteria 2    
Criteria 3    
Criteria 4   

 

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