Rubric for Leadership Project



A-level qualities


B-level qualities


C-level qualities

1 or 0

D- or F-level qualities
(60–69 or below 60)


Problem(s) chosen/means of addressing them

Chooses meaningful problems to address and selects highly effective and appropriate means to address them Chooses appropriate problems to address and selects adequate means to address them Has difficulty in focusing on problems to address or the means to address them Selects inappropriate problems to address or means to address them  

Design of project

Project is well-designed and effectively carried out Project is adequately designed and carried out There are some problems with project design and execution Project is so poorly designed that it cannot be carried out as planned  

Statement of intent

Crafts a comprehensive and effective statement of intent and employs it skillfully Crafts an accurate statement of intent and employs it adequately Makes use of a statement of intent, but does so in an ineffective manner Does not make use of a statement of intent  

Application of leadership concepts

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

Handling of challenges

Approaches challenges with confidence and handles them with high effectiveness May experience occasional difficulty perceiving or handling challenges but successfully deals with them on the whole Student fails to show proper insight about challenges or to accept guidance in dealing with them Completely fails to recognize or deal with challenges  

Openness to collaboration

Provides frequent, incisive, and constructive advice to others and benefits from the collaboration of peers Provides required advice to peers, and proffered advice is appropriate and helpful; makes positive changes based on the feedback from peers Fails to provide advice to peers as required or provides shallow comments; does not benefit from the feedback of peers Does not provide feedback to peers or provides inappropriate comments; ignores or cannot acknowledge constructive feedback  



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).