I use this recorder rubric at the beginning of the year to quickly assess each student in 1 class period. 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.
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.