Grading Rubric for Writing Assignments



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90100)

3

B-level qualities
(8089)

2

C-level qualities
(7079)

1 or 0

D- or F-level qualities
(6069 or below 60)



Score

Completeness
Complete in all respects; reflects all requirements Complete in most respects; reflects most requirements Incomplete in many respects; reflects few requirements Incomplete in most respects; does not reflect requirements  
Area of study outcomes
Thoroughly (systematically and methodically) analyzes the issues as they relate to community development and carefully evaluates their significance.
Identifies and discusses several issues for community development and presents relevant contexts when presenting them.
Presents some issues for community development. Ties some to contextual impact, but not effective in revealing important issues, patterns, differences, or similarities.
Shows only an emerging awareness of issues for community development.  Identification of contexts.   When presenting a position demonstrates only a very basic understanding.  

Thoroughly (systematically and logically) presents a digest of policy and clearly described and evaluated how policy is executed, how it influences behavior and what challenges are present.
Identifies and discusses several policies for community development and presents relevant contexts when presenting them.
Presents some polices for community development. Ties some to contextual impact, not effective in revealing important patterns, differences, or similarities.
Shows only an emerging awareness of policies for community development.  Identification of contexts.  When presenting a position demonstrates only a very basic understanding.



Includes 3 or more well developed examples for each tool and how each is applied to solve community economic development problems, and presents information on the similarities and differences from each one to the other. States a thoughtful or logical conclusion based on similarities and differences.

Includes at least 2 examples for each tool and how each is applied to solve community economic development problems and presents information on the similarities and differences from each one to the other. States a conclusion based on similarities and differences. Includes at least 1 tool but some information may be incorrect and some points on the strengths and weakness of the tool(s) is (are) presented.  Conclusion is evident but does not draw on any similarities or differences between tools.
Provides little if any support for each similarity or difference. No evidence of any conclusion or summary.

Documentation Contains well-documented statements and appropriate references to the readings and other sources of information Contains adequately documented statements and references to the readings and other sources of information Contains limited support for statements or references to the readings and other sources of information Contains no documentation or references to the readings or other sources of information  
Writing mechanics Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors Writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors  
APA format Uses APA format accurately and consistently Uses APA format with minor violations Reflects incomplete knowledge of APA format Does not use APA format  

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