Name __________________________ Date ______________Class______________________

Exceptional Admirable Acceptable Amateur

Excellent =A
Very Good =B
Acceptable =C
Needs Work =D
Extremely well organized; logical format that was easy to follow; flowed smoothly from one idea to another; the organization enhanced effectiveness of the project
Presented in a thoughtful manner; there were signs of organization and most transitions were easy to follow, but at times ideas were unclear

Somewhat organized; ideas were not presentedcoherently and transitions were not always smooth, which at times distracted the audience

Choppy and confusing; format was difficult to follow; transitions of ideas were abrupt and seriously distracted the audience

Content Accuracy
Completely accurate; all facts were precise and explicit
Mostly accurate; a few inconsistencies or errors in information

Somewhat accurate; more than a few inconsistencies or errors in information or incomplete
Very inaccurate and/or incomplete; the facts in this project were misleading to the audience
Went above and beyond to research information; used additional material beyond what was provided; and utilized many types of resources to make project effective
Did a very good job of researching; utilized materials provided to their full potential; used several types of resources to enhance project.
Used the material provided in an acceptable manner, but did not consult any additional resources

Did not utilize resources effectively; did little or no fact gathering on the topic

Bibliography is complete and adheres to the MLA format.
Bibliography is complete but has some format errors. 
Bibliography is complete but does not adhere to MLA format.
Bibliography is incomplete and not in correct format.
Was extremely creative and presented with originality;used a unique approach that truly enhanced the project
Was creative at times; thoughtfully and uniquely presented

Added a few original touches to enhance the project but did not incorporate it throughout

Little creative energy used during this project; was bland, predictable, and lacked “zip”
Cooperative group work
Enthusiastically contributes ideas to group; meets or exceeds deadlines
Is agreeable to doing assigned tasks; meets dealines. 
Completes most of assigned tasks, but needs reminding
Whines, bickers, turns work in late.
Shared Responsibility
Responsibility for task is shared evenly

Responsibility is shared by most group members

Responsibility is shared by 1/ 2 the group members

Exclusive reliance on one person



Excellent listening and leadership skills exhibited; students reflect awareness of others’ views and opinions in their discussions
Students show adeptness in interacting; lively discussion centers on the task

Some ability to interact; attentive listening; some evidence of discussion or alternatives

Little interaction; very brief conversations; some students were disinterested or distracted

Roles Within Group
Each student assigned a clearly defined role; group members perform roles effectively

Each student assigned a role but roles not clearly defined or consistently adhered to

Students assigned roles but roles were not consistently adhered to

No effort made to assign roles to group members

Exceptional Admirable Acceptable Amateur