This set of rubrics includes an 11"x17" poster, a letter size handout (good for students, parents and administrators) and a grading sheet that both the student and the teacher complete (photocopy front and back and cut in half).
The rubric has grades at the 100%, 90%, 80%, 70%, 60% levels. Grades 50% and under are noted they will not be graded.
This rubric works with any art assignment and is easy to learn for you (faster grading) and the students (no more arguments).
I personally use this rubric with my high school Intro to Art class with much success.
Example of top grade:
1. Assignment clearly & completely depicts the requirements above & beyond an obvious answer.
2. The page (aka: artwork surface/canvas) is utilized completely, causes no undue tension, and provides adequate white space.
3. Made value judgments based on clearly defined criteria to indicate successful use of media, techniques and processes.
4. Demonstrated an understanding of & ability to incorporate appropriate elements & principles of design.