One of the most frequently used resources by me, students, parents, and other teachers in my high school classroom was made of painters’ tape and paper. It was located on the wall and was always available as a visual when explaining proficiency levels, talking about student goals, or to help with a quick refresher of each level.
In case you want to put one of these up in your classroom and want to save a little time, here are the documents with the levels and descriptors that I typed up. It might not save you hours, but it could save you a few minutes:) They are available in the .pdf format to download and print off. (I printed different levels and the descriptors on different colors of paper.) They also are available in the .docx format in case you want to edit them.
For more info on how I use them in my classroom go to my blog post on the topic:
Proficiency Labels for the Classroom Wall.