Rubric for School Budget Project



Criterion

4

Exceptional

3

Acceptable

2

Marginal

1 or 0

Unacceptable



Score

Budget spreadsheet You accurately complete all applicable lines and categories on the budget spreadsheet using data and assumptions given in the assignment; no apparent errors. You complete all applicable lines and categories on the budget spreadsheet using data and assumptions given in the assignment; one or two minor errors. You complete some but not all applicable lines and categories on the budget spreadsheet using data and assumptions given in the assignment; a few major errors and omissions. You selectively fill in the spreadsheet; many errors and omissions. x 2
Budget narrative You introduce the budget and comment on the budget process; provide a detailed explanation of how you determined individual budget lines and amounts; and draw pertinent conclusions about the budget and budget process. You introduce the budget and comment on the budget process; explain how you determined individual budget lines and amounts; and draw appropriate conclusions about the budget and budget process. You introduce the budget and partially explain how you determined individual budget lines, but comment little on the budget and budget process. You insufficiently explain how you determined individual budget lines and amounts and say little, if anything, about the budget and budget process. x 2
Use of data and assumptions You successfully incorporate all assumptions and data from the assignment and include information about average salaries gleaned from the district report card; no apparent errors. You incorporate most, if not all, assumptions and data from the assignment and include information about average salaries gleaned from the district report card; one or two minor errors. You incorporate some assumptions and data from the assignment and include information about average salaries gleaned from the district report card; a few major errors and omissions. You incorporate few, if any, assumptions and data from the assignment; many errors and omissions.  
Overall presentation Your discussion of the budget process and individual budget lines is set forth in a clear, thoughtful manner. It is well-written and insightful (writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness); includes thorough details and relevant data and information; and is extremely well-organized. Your discussion of the budget process and individual budget lines is set forth in a thoughtful manner. It is well-written (writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors); includes sufficient details and relevant data and information; and is well-organized. Your discussion of the budget process and individual budget lines is carelessly written (writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors); gives insufficient detail and relevant data and information; and lacks organization. Your discussion of the budget process and individual budget lines is poorly written (writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors); lacks detail and relevant data and information; and is poorly organized.  

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Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1-0 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0–100 scale: 23–24 = A (93–100); 22 = A– (90–92); 21 = B+ (88–89); 17–20 = B (83–87); 16 = B– (80–82); 15 = C+ (78–79); 11–14 = C (73–77); 10 = C– (70–72); 5–9 = D (60–69); 0–4 = F (below 60).