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Content Based Web Site Rubric

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Layout/Design Web pages are unattractive. Text is difficult to read. Backgrounds and graphics are distracting. Pages appear busy or boring. Text may be difficult to read. Backgrounds and graphics are somewhat distracting. The pages are eye-catching and attractive. Text is easy to read. The backgrounds are subtle and appropriate. The pages are creatively designed with text in tables. Graphics and backgrounds enhance the page.
Information Information is poorly written (unclear, with spelling and/or grammar mistakes), inaccurate, or incomplete. Some information is provided, but is limited or inaccurate. Information is well written and interesting to read. Information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete; is creatively written, and is cleverly presented.
Navigation/Links The user may become lost; links may be missing or not working. Includes 3 or less links to related internet sites. Navigation is confusing. Some links may not work. Includes 4 or less links to related internet sites. Navigation is easy and consistent. There are 5-6 links to related internet sites. Navigation is easy and consistent. Information is well organized for easy access. Links are created with images and icons to enhance the text links. There are 7 or more links to related internet sites, with annotations to explain what they offer.
Credits/Sources Only one source of information is used and that is not listed in the credits.

The author(s), their credentials, the copyright date, update date... are not mentioned.

More than one source of information is used but they are not listed in the credits. The author or authoring organization is listed with a copyright date. Multiple sources of information are used and listed in the credits with links to them as available. The author or authoring organization is listed, possibly with email links or url. The copyright date and terms, and most recent update or timing for updates are indicated. The home page offers clear and well organized information about the author(s), their credentials, the currency of the site, the sources of its information etc. or links you to pages that will give this information in detail.