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Evaluation of Written Research Projects
Score Point 5

The essay shows excellent knowledge and understanding. The essay:
  • states a specific position clearly, using a thesis that guides development
  • demonstrates a thoughtful and well-reasoned analysis to reach logical conclusions
  • supports conclusions with appropriate and accurate historical information, minor errors, if any, do not compromise position
  • sufficiently covers all areas of the topic
  • conveys knowledge and ideas clearly and effectively

Score Point 4

The essay shows very good knowledge and understanding. The essay:

  • states a clear position with a thesis that sets direction
  • demonstrates thoughtful analysis to reach reasonable conclusions
  • supports conclusions with accurate historical information with few errors; mistakes do not significantly compromise position
  • covers all areas of the topic. but may give more attention to one area than another
  • conveys knowledge and ideas clearly

Score Point 3

The essay shows adequate knowledge and understanding. The essay:

  • states a general position with a simple or partially developed thesis
  • organizes and uses information to support reasonable conclusions
  • supports conclusions with generally accurate historical information; may contain factual errors, but is balanced by accurate historical information
  • attempts to cover all aspects of the topic; may not complete all tasks
  • conveys knowledge and ideas adequately

Score Point 2

The essay shows limited knowledge and understanding. The essay:

  • lacks a clear position or establishes a flawed position partially related to the topic
  • offers a reasonable conclusion without documentation or an analysis that contains misconceptions and/or fallacious reasoning
  • lack accuracy, confines information to limited areas or use it inappropriately; may have numerous and major errors
  • may cover only portions of the topic
  • conveys knowledge and ideas in a manner that lacks clarity

Score Point I

The essay shows little or no knowledge and understanding. The essay:

  • states no position or establishes a position not related to the topic
  • usually lacks analysis
  • merely mentions several names or events; may have an extremely high error rate
  • does little more than mention the topic or repeat portions of the topic; refers to subject, but does not address topic
  • conveys knowledge and ideas in an incomprehensible or extremely general manner
     
 Oral Presentation Rubric : Oral Presentation Evaluation

Teacher Name:


Student Name:     ________________________________________
 
CATEGORY 4 Excellent 3 Good 2 Fair 1 Weak
Prepared for report Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed. Student seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals. The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking. Student does not seem at all prepared to present.
Presented material in an interesting way Shows a full understanding of the topic. Shows a good understanding of the topic. Shows a good understanding of parts of the topic. Does not seem to understand the topic very well.
Stays focused on topic Stays on topic all (100%) of the time. Stays on topic most (99-90%) of the time. Stays on topic some (89%-75%) of the time. It was hard to tell what the topic was.
Used visual aids effectively Student uses several props (could include costume) that show considerable work/creativity and which make the presentation better. Student uses 1 prop that shows considerable work/creativity and which make the presentation better. Student uses 1 prop which makes the presentation better. The student uses no props OR the props chosen detract from the presentation.
Made eye contact with audience Stands up straight, looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation. Stands up straight and establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation. Sometimes stands up straight and establishes eye contact. Slouches and/or does not look at people during the presentation.
Did not read presentation Always (99-100% of time) speaks in complete sentences. Mostly (80-98%) speaks in complete sentences. Sometimes (70-80%) speaks in complete sentences. Rarely speaks in complete sentences.
Speaks Clearly Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, and mispronounces no words. Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, but mispronounces one word. Speaks clearly and distinctly most ( 94-85%) of the time. Mispronounces no more than one word. Often mumbles or cannot be understood OR mispronounces more than one word.
Listens to Other Presentations Listens intently. Does not make distracting noises or movements. Listens intently but has one distracting noise or movement. Sometimes does not appear to be listening but is not distracting. Sometimes does not appear to be listening and has distracting noises or movements.
Evaluates Peers Fills out peer evaluation completely and always gives scores based on the presentation rather than other factors (e.g., person is a close friend). Fills out almost all of the peer evaluation and always gives scores based on the presentation rather than other factors (e.g., person is a close friend). Fills out most of the peer evaluation and always gives scores based on the presentation rather than other factors (e.g., person is a close friend). Fills out most of the peer evaluation but scoring appears to be biased.
Managed time well Presentation is 5-6 minutes long. Presentation is 4 minutes long. Presentation is 3 minutes long. Presentation is less than 3 minutes OR more than 6 minutes.
         
Collaborative Work Skills : Collaboration Rubric

Teacher Name:


Student Name:     ________________________________________
 
CATEGORY 4 Excellent 3 Accomplished 2 Developing 1 Beginning
Research and gather information Collects a great deal of information that relates to topic. Collects some basic information and most relates to topic. Collects very little information and only some relates to topic. Does not collect any information that relates to topic.
Share information Relays a great deal of information that relates to topic. Relays some basic information that relates to topic. Relays very little information and only some relates to topic. Does not relay any information to teammates.
Be Punctual Hands in all assignments on time. Hands in most assignments on time. Hands in most assignments late. Does not hand in any assignments.
Fulfill Team Role's Duties Performs all duties of the assigned team. Performs nearly all duties of assigned team. Performs few duties of assigned team. Does not perform any duties of assigned team.
Listen to Other Teammates Listens and speaks a fair amount. Listens but sometimes talks too much. Usually doing most of the talking, rarely allows others to speak Is always talking, never allows anyone else to speak.
Cooperate with Teammates Never argues with teammates. Rarely argues with teammates. Sometimes argues with teammates. Usually always argues with teammates.
Making Fair Decisions Always helps team reach a fair decision. Usually considers all views. Often sides with friends instead of considering all views. Usually wants to have things their way.
   
 Research Report : Group Discussion Rubric

Teacher Name:


Student Name:     ________________________________________
 
CATEGORY 4 Excellent 3 Accomplished 2 Competent 1 Developing
Listening Skills Habitually uses listening process. Uses and practices listening process regularly. Recognizes and responds to others speaking. Does not listen.
Non-Verbal Communication (eye contact, gestures, etc.) Able to recognize and use subtle non-verbal communication cues. Draws accurate conclusions from body language and facial expressions. Comprehends some information from non-verbal cues. Does not comprehend any non-verbal cues.
Co-operation Always shows ability to wait with openness and awareness to give appropriate verbal/non-verbal responses. Usually shows ability to wait to give appropriate verbal/non-verbal responses. Sometimes shows ability to wait to give appropriate verbal/non/verbal responses. Does not respond appropriately.
Participation Talk inspires others. Supports and leads others in discussion. Shares freely and explains with details. Makes connections with what others say. Rarely talks during the discussion or talk is unrelated. Offers few ideas to the discussion. Does not participate.
   
 Powerpoint Appearance and Content : Power Point Project

Teacher Name:


Student Name:     ________________________________________
 
CATEGORY 4 Excellent 3 Accomplished 2 Fair 1 Weak
Originality Presentation shows considerable originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in a unique and interesting way. Presentation shows some originality and inventiveness. The content and ideas are presented in an interesting way. Presentation shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness on 1-2 cards. Presentation is a rehash of other people's ideas and/or graphics and shows very little attempt at original thought.
Content - Accuracy All content throughout the presentation is accurate. There are no factual errors. Most of the content is accurate but there is one piece of information that might be inaccurate. The content is generally accurate, but one piece of information is clearly flawed or inaccurate. Content is typically confusing or contains more than one factual error.
Cooperation Group delegates tasks and shares responsibility effectively all of the time. Group delegates tasks and shares responsibility effectively most of the time. Group delegates tasks and shares responsibility effectively some of the time. Group often is not effective in delegating tasks and/or sharing responsibility.
Sequencing of Information Information is organized in a clear, logical way. It is easy to anticipate the type of material that might be on the next card. Most information is organized in a clear, logical way. One card or item of information seems out of place. Some information is logically sequenced. An occasional card or item of information seems out of place. There is no clear plan for the organization of information.
Effectiveness Project includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic. It is a highly effective study guide. Project includes most material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the material but is lacking one or two key elements. It is an adequate study guide. Project is missing more than two key elements. It would make an incomplete study guide. Project is lacking several key elements and has inaccuracies that make it a poor study guide.
Graphics Sources Graphics are hand-drawn. The illustrator(s) are given credit somewhere in the presentation. A combination of hand-drawn and stock graphics are used. Sources are documented in the presentation for all images. Some graphics are from sources that clearly state that non-commercial use is allowed without written permission. Sources are documented in the presentation for all "borrowed" images. Some graphics are borrowed from sites that do not have copyright statements or do not state that non-commercial use is allowed, OR sources are not documented for all images.
Text - Font Choice & Formatting Font formats (e.g., color, bold, italic) have been carefully planned to enhance readability and content. Font formats have been carefully planned to enhance readability. Font formatting has been carefully planned to complement the content. It may be a little hard to read. Font formatting makes it very difficult to read the material.
                  
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