Rubric for Final Paper



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

Description of problem(s)

Introduces and presents paper very effectively and clearly; problem(s) on which project was focused and means to address them are very clearly presented Introduces and presents paper effectively; problem(s) on which project was focused and means to address them are clear throughout the paper Introduces and presents paper somewhat effectively; writing presents the problems(s) on which the project was focused and the means to address them, but does not always express them adequately Introduces and presents paper poorly; problem(s) on which project was focused and means to address them are generally unclear  

Development and content

Develops paper with excellent supportive examples; provides a balanced presentation of relevant information and shows a thoughtful, in-depth analysis; reader gains insights Develops paper with effective supportive examples; information displays evidence of a basic analysis; reader gains some insights Does not fully develop paper and lacks proper supportive examples; analysis is basic or general; reader gains few insights Paper is undeveloped or has very few supportive examples; analysis is vague or not evident; reader is confused or may be misinformed  

Application of leadership concepts

Consistently applies leadership concepts accurately and thoroughly and discusses them with exceptional skill Applies leadership concepts accurately and effectively Attempts to apply leadership concepts but does so somewhat inaccurately or incompletely or discusses them in a confusing manner Does not make an attempt to apply leadership concepts or applies them incorrectly  

Organization

Arranges ideas clearly and logically to support the purpose of the paper; ideas flow smoothly and are effectively linked; reader can follow the line of reasoning Arranges ideas effectively to support the purpose of the paper; links between ideas are generally clear; reader can follow the line of reasoning for the most part Arranges ideas adequately, in general, although ideas sometimes fail to make sense together; reader remains fairly clear about what writer intends Arranges ideas illogically; ideas frequently fail to make sense together; reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and becomes frustrated or loses interest  

Reflection

Student reflects with exceptional insight upon the project and the collaborative method Student reflects effectively upon the project and the collaborative method Student fails to show proper insight about the project or the collaborative method Reflection upon the project or the collaborative method is missing or completely inadequate  

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  

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: 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).