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Single Point Rubric

A three-column chart with only the center column filled in, leaving columns on left and right empty

Rubrics are frequently used to communicate expectations and standards to students. Making expectations as clear, simple, and easily understood as possible is a practice of value to all learners.

A streamlined rubric form, using one column to specify the target standard, offers advantages for accessibility–especially fewer words to absorb–over more typical multi-column rubrics. This Single-Point Mastery Rubric is an example. 

Three-column rubric includes generic criteria in the middle column. Others are blank.

Joy Nolan adaptation of single-point rubric.  Mastery Collaborative.