The most effective rubrics lay out three kinds of information for students:
Rubrics typically are set up as tables with criteria running down the left side of the table and the evaluative scale running across the table. Teachers sometimes leave the right-most block on each line of the grid for handwritten comments or for a "score" for the criterion.
Many teachers also choose to write a very brief individual comment below the grid as a summation of the key points for students to attend to or to praise students for success on the assignment. We include several examples of typical rubrics under the following links: