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Rubric For Assessing Journal Responses


Rubric for Research Projects

(Adapted from The Shape of Change: A Curriculum for Building Strong Communities and a Sustainable Economy. © 2000 Susan Santone/Creative Change Educational Solutions. http://www.creativechange.net Used with permission.)


Content criteria for research projects

A. Clearly identify the issue to be addressed, why it is important, and who is affected.
B. Identify at least three factors that cause, maintain, and/or contribute to the problem or issue.
C. Describe at least one solution or positive action and how it affects all the stakeholders (the people or things affected by the issue).
D. Support of Claims: Each fact should be supported with a correct citation from a credible source.


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A. Content B. Influencing Factors C. Solutions D. Support of Claims
Excellent!
You've got it!
I clearly identify the issue, provide reasons as to why it is important, and identify all the stakeholders. I identify at least three factors that cause, maintain, or contribute to the issue. I identify at least one solution to the problem and I clearly describe how it affects all the stakeholders Each claim is supported with factual evidence from relevant, credible sources. All citations are correct.
Good!
You're getting it.
I identify the issue, but I don't mention why it is important, or I don't identify all the stakeholders. I identify two factors that cause, maintain, or contribute to the issue. I identify a solution to the problem, but I describe how it affects only some of the stakeholders. Most claims are supported. Sources are somewhat credible. Most citations are correct.
Not quite.
Try again.
I identify the issue. I neither mention why it is important, nor do I identify the stakeholders. I identify one factors that cause, maintain, or contribute to the issue. I identify a solution to the problem, but I don't describe how it affects any stakeholders. Few claims are supported. Sources are not relevant or credible. Few citations are correct.
No response I don't identify the issue, why it is important, or who is affected. I don't identify any factors that cause, maintain, or contribute to the issue. I don't identify a solution to the problem. No claims are supported. There are no citations, or all are incorrect.
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Rubric For Assessing Journal Responses
(Adapted from The Shape of Change: A Curriculum for Building Strong Communities and a Sustainable Economy. © 2000 Susan Santone/Creative Change Educational Solutions. http://www.creativechange.net Used with permission.)



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Rating Content of work/
responses to questions
Personal reflection Self-assessment
4 My response is thorough.
I make meaningful connections to important ideas from the lesson.
I draw upon previous knowledge and/or connect my response to larger issues.
I support my responses with relevant details and accurate facts.
My reflections are thoughtful and complete.
I reveal personal feelings about the topic.
I reflect on personal experiences related to the topic.
I use humour, questioning, and other techniques that probe for deeper meaning.
I describe how my understanding has changed using specific, meaningful examples.
I make comparisons between what I understood before and what I understand now.
I raise important questions for further exploration, or describe new topics I'd like to learn.
3 My response is adequate but could be more thorough.
I make some connections to ideas from the lesson.
I support my responses with some details and facts, but they are not completely accurate.
My reflections are adequate, but could be more thoughtful.
I reveal some personal feelings about the topic.
I mention personal experiences but don't reflect on them.
I use some humour or questioning in my writing.
I describe how my understanding has changed and give some examples.
I make comparisons between what I understood before and what I understand now.
I briefly mention new questions or topics for exploration.
2

My responses is incomplete.
The connections I make to other ideas or information are weak.
I provide only weak or incomplete supporting evidence.

My reflections are brief.
I reveal very little about my personal feelings or experiences.
There is little reflection or questioning; it sounds as if I'm not really interested in the topic.
I provide some information about how my understanding has changed.
I don't include any examples.
I provide only limited comparison between what I understood before and what I understand now.
1 My response is random or unrelated to the question.
My writing is disorganized and unconnected to any important ideas.
My reflection is limited or superficial.
I don't reveal any personal feelings or ideas.
I don't reveal anything about how my understanding of the issue has changed.
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