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Sample Rubrics:

a. Rubric for an Independent Study Project

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Goal Setting and Planning with assistance

rarely identifies personal strengths and growth areas

unclear and imprecise personal plans toward achieving goals

with limited assistance

identifies personal strengths and growth areas with limited skill

develops personal plans with some clarity and precision

independently

reflects to identify personal strengths and growth areas

appropriately develops clear, precise personal plans

independently

consistently reflects to identify personal strengths and growth areas

confidently develops clear and precise personal plans

Use of Information and Resources with assistance

limited use of resources

unable to identify suitable resources

research is disorganized with limited depth and/or some inaccuracies

with limited assistance

limited use of resources

identifies a limited number of appropriate resources

research is organized but displays a limited depth and/or some inaccuracies

 independently

uses a variety of appropriate resources

research is organized with sufficient detail and general accuracy

independently

always uses a wide variety of appropriate resources

discriminates among resources and is able to articulate reasons for choice of resource

research is organized and displays depth and accuracy

Reasoning and Problem Solving with assistance

uses a few simple ideas and a limited range of appropriate strategies

rarely uses higher order thinking skills

with limited assistance

uses a variety of simple and related ideas with appropriate strategies

occasionally uses higher order thinking skills

independently

uses ideas of some complexity and chooses the most appropriate strategy

frequently uses higher order thinking skills in decision making

independently

uses complex ideas and modifies know strategies or creates new strategies

consistently uses higher order thinking skills in decision making

Presentation with assistance

displays limited effort, organization and quality

limited creativity is shown

lacks accuracy in content and mechanics

 

with limited assistance

displays some evidence of organization and effort to appeal

demonstrates some creativity

limited accuracy in content and/or mechanics

independently

produces organized, appealing products

demonstrates creativity

demonstrates a general degree of proficiency in content and mechanics

independently

produces highly organized and appealing products

demonstrates a high degree of accuracy in content and mechanics

 

b. Marking Rubric for a Presentation