1. One of the advantages of criteria charts, lists, or checklists is that they break the assignment down into individual qualities or procedures that further clarify the task and related expectations.
2. Rubrics give samples of quality responses or performances for the assigned task that illustrate the highest end of the rubric.
A detailed explanation of the process of checklist and rubric design is outlined in "Becoming a Better Teacher: eight innovations that work" by Martin-Kniep, 2000