Rubric for Court Case Report



Criterion

4

Exceptional

3

Acceptable

2

Marginal

1 or 0

Unacceptable



Score

Citation

Cites the court case accurately and completely Cites the court case accurately and completely in most respects Cites the court case inaccurately or incompletely Does not cite the court case  

Topic and issue(s)

Identifies and describes in detail the topic and issue(s) of the case Identifies and describes the topic and issue(s) of the case Identifies the topic and issue(s) of the case Incompletely identifies the topic and issue(s) of the case  

Facts

Presents and explains the facts of the case Presents the facts of the case Presents some facts of the case Presents few, if any, facts of the case  

Findings

Summarizes comprehensively the trial court's decision and, if applicable, the appellate court's decision Summarizes the trial court's decision and, if applicable, appellate court's decision Provides a partial summary of the court's decision Provides an incomplete summary or omits a summary of the court's decision  

Reasoning

Explains the reason(s) for the decision in detail Explains the reason(s) for the decision Partially explains the reason(s) for the decision Incompletely explains the reason(s) for the decision  

Implications for administrators

Thoroughly assesses the implication(s) of the decision and its importance for administrators Adequately assesses the implication(s) of the decision and its importance for administrators Somewhat assesses the implication(s) of the decision and its importance for administrators Incompletely assesses the implication(s) of the decision and its importance for administrators  

Overall presentation

Well-written and insightful (writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness); includes thorough details and relevant data and information; extremely well-organized 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; well-organized Carelessly written (writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors); gives insufficient detail and relevant data and information; lacks organization Poorly written (writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors); lacks detail and relevant data and information; poorly organized  

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  

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: 30–32 = A (93–100); 29 = A– (90–92); 28 = B+ (88–89); 23–27 = B (83–87); 22 = B– (80–82); 21 = C+ (78–79); 15–20 = C (73–77); 14 = C– (70–72); 7–13 = D (60–69); 0–6 = F (below 60).