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For these three projects, the students will be evaluated based on the rubrics below.  Each project is worth 100 points.  



HyperStudio/Powerpoint Appearance and Co: A Documentary on a Volcanic Region

Teacher name: Miss Papson

Student Name ___________________

CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Buttons - Navigation Buttons are appropriately labeled and all similar buttons (e.g., Back, Home, Next,etc.) appear in the same place on different cards. Buttons are appropriately labeled. Most similar buttons (e.g., Back, Home, Next, etc.) appear in the same place on different cards. Buttons are appropriately labeled. Placement of buttons apears random from card to card. Buttons are not adequately labeled and placement of buttons appears random from card to card.
Background Background does not detract from text or other graphics. Choice of background is consistent from card to card and is appropriate for the topic. Background does not detract from text or other graphics. Choice of background is consistent from card to card. Background does not detract from text or other graphics. Background makes it difficult to see text or competes with other graphics on the page.
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.
Spelling and Grammar Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors. Presentation has 1-2 misspellings, but no grammatical errors. Presentation has 1-2 grammatical errors but no misspellings. Presentation has more than 2 grammatical and/or spelling errors.
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 occassional card or item of information seems out of place. There is no clear plan for the organization of information.
Use of Graphics All graphics are attractive (size and colors) and support the theme/content of the presentation. A few graphics are not attractive but all support the theme/content of the presentation. All graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content of the presentation. Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content of the presentation.
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.


Research Report: Volcanic Region

Teacher name: Miss Papson

Student Name ___________________

CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Amount of Information All topics are addressed and all questions answered with at least 5 sentences about each. All topics are addressed and most questions answered with at least 5 sentences about each. All topics are addressed, and most questions answered with 3 sentence about each. One or more topics were not addressed.
Quality of Information Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given. Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.
Sources All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the bibliogaphy. All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the bibliogaphy, but a few are not in the desired format. All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the bibliogaphy, but many are not in the desired format. Some sources are not accurately documented in the bibliogaphy.
Paragraph Construction All paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence. Most paragraphs include introductory sentence, explanations or details, and concluding sentence. Paragraphs included related information but were typically not constructed well. Paragraphing structure was not clear and sentences were not typically related within the paragraphs.





Making A Poster: Volcanic Region Poster

Teacher name: Miss Papson

Student Name ___________________

CATEGORY Excellent Good Satisfactory Needs Improvement
Graphics - Relevance All graphics are related to the topic and make it easier to understand. All borrowed graphics have a source citation written on the back of the poster. All graphics are related to the topic and most make it easier to understand. All borrowed graphics have a source citation written on the back of the poster. All graphics relate to the topic. Most borrowed graphics have a source citation written on the back of the poster. Graphics do not relate to the topic OR several borrowed graphics do not have a source citation written on the back of the poster.
Labels ALL ITEMS of importance on the poster are clearly labeled with complete sentences that can be read from at least 2 ft. away. ALMOST ALL ITEMS of importance on the poster are clearly labeled with complete sentences that can be read from at least 2 ft. away. Several items of importance on the poster are clearly labeled with complete sentences that can be read from at least 2 ft. away. Labels are too small to view OR no important items were labeled.
Content - Accuracy At least 7 accurate facts are displayed on the poster. 5-6 accurate facts are displayed on the poster. 3-4 accurate facts are displayed on the poster. Less than 3 accurate facts are displayed on the poster.
Attractiveness The poster is exceptionally attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness. The poster is attractive in terms of design, layout and neatness. The poster is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy. The poster is distractingly messy or very poorly designed. It is not attractive.
Mechanics Capitalization and punctuation are correct throughout the poster. There are 1-3 errors in capitalization or punctuation. There are 4-5 errors in capitalization or punctuation. There are more than 5 errors in capitalization or punctuation.
Grammar There are no grammatical mistakes on the poster. There are 1-3 grammatical mistakes on the poster. There are 4-5 grammatical mistakes on the poster. There are more than 5 grammatical mistakes on the poster.

rex The above rubrics were created at rubistar.  If you are interested in creating your own rubrics it is a great place to go.


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