I use this recorder rubric at the end of the year to quickly assess every student in 1 class period. This rubric is different from my beginner rubric in 2 ways:
1. It no longer states "left hand on top." At the end of the year, if a capable child plays a test with the left hand on top, they must try again with left hand on top in the next class.
2. This rubric states "played musically" as the first item. At the end of the year, I expect all my students to give musical performances.
In order for students to be able to use this rubric as effective feedback, it is necessary for the teacher to go through each line and demonstrate (by playing recorder) what a 5,4,3,2,1 score looks like/sounds like.
I allow students to practice in my room and walk to each student and ask him/her to play for me. The highest score a student can achieve is 40 points and I allow students who score 32 or higher to pass the piece they performed. (They get 1 chance to play through their piece. - No restarting.) I simply write 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 by each item and then tally the score. When I hand the student the rubric I also give them verbal feedback and record the score in my grade book. It has been my experience that the 5 point rubric allows for a score that accurately reflects the student's performance.
There are 4 rubrics per sheet. I copy them and then cut them on paper cutter.