Rubric for Case Study Assignment



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90–100)

3

B-level qualities
(80–89)

2

C-level qualities
(70–79)

1 or 0

D- or F-level qualities
(60–69 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  

Understanding

Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s) Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s) Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s) Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the topic(s) and issue(s)  

Analysis, evaluation, and recommendations

Presents an insightful and thorough analysis of all issues identified; includes all necessary financial calculations Presents a thorough analysis of most issues identified; includes most necessary financial calculations Presents a superficial analysis of some of the issues identified; omits necessary financial calculations Presents an incomplete analysis of the issues identified  
Makes appropriate and powerful connections between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied in the reading; demonstrates complete command of the strategic concepts and analytical tools studied Makes appropriate connections between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied in the reading; demonstrates good command of the strategic concepts and analytical tools studied Makes appropriate but somewhat vague connections between the issues and concepts studied in the reading; demonstrates limited command of the strategic concepts and analytical tools studied Makes little or no connection between the issues identified and the strategic concepts studied in the reading  
Supports diagnosis and opinions with strong arguments and evidence; presents a balanced and critical view; interpretation is both reasonable and objective Supports diagnosis and opinions with reasons and evidence; presents a fairly balanced view; interpretation is both reasonable and objective Supports diagnosis and opinions with limited reasons and evidence; presents a somewhat one-sided argument Supports diagnosis and opinions with few reasons and little evidence; argument is one-sided and not objective  
Presents detailed, realistic, and appropriate recommendations clearly supported by the information presented and concepts from the reading Presents specific, realistic, and appropriate recommendations supported by the information presented and concepts from the reading Presents realistic or appropriate recommendations supported by the information presented and concepts from the reading Presents realistic or appropriate recommendations with little, if any, support from the information presented and concepts from the reading  

Research

Supplements case study with relevant and extensive research into the present situation of the company; clearly and thoroughly documents all sources of information Supplements case study with relevant research into the present situation of the company; documents all sources of information Supplements case study with limited research into the present situation of the company; provides limited documentation of sources consulted Supplements case study, if at all, with incomplete research and documentation  

Writing mechanics

Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness; includes thorough details and relevant data and information; extremely well-organized Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors; includes sufficient details and relevant data and information; well-organized Writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors; gives insufficient detail and relevant data and information; lacks organization Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors; lacks detail and relevant data and information; poorly organized  

APA guidelines

Uses APA guidelines accurately and consistently to cite sources Uses APA guidelines with minor violations to cite sources Reflects incomplete knowledge of APA guidelines Does not use APA guidelines  

Total:

 

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: 33–36 = A (93–100); 32 = A– (90–92); 30–31 = B+ (88–89); 24–29 = B (83–87); 23 = B– (80–82); 21–22 = C+ (78–79); 15–20 = C (73–77); 14 = C– (70–72); 7–13 = D (60–69); 0–6 = F (below 60).