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Environmental ISU Rubric

Criterion
Define

Level 1
Student has not formulated
a question. Limited
evidence of background
research.

Level 2
Student has formulated
parts of a research
question but more work is
needed. Some research
was done to formulate the
question.

Level 3
Student has formulated a
research question that
needs minimal clarification.
Considerable evidence of
research is present in the
formulation of the question.

Access

Citations are missing or


large mistakes in
formatting. Students have
not included 3 sources
and/or not included a
newspaper article and
video

All citations are present,


some mistakes in APA
formatting. Students have
included 1 newspaper
article and 1 video. Less
than 3 sources are present.

All citations are present,


and in proper APA format.
Information is organized.
Students have included 1
newspaper article and 1
video. 3 sources are
present.

Level 4
Student has
formulated a
clear research
question.
Evidence of
research is
present in the
formulation of the
question.
All citations are
present, and in
proper APA
format.
Information is
organized in a
purposeful way.
Students have
included a
minimum of 1
newspaper article
and 1 video.
More than 3
sources are
present.

Evaluate

Selection of quality
resources is not evident.
Students have not
analysed bias in news
articles or quality is lacking.

Selection of quality
resources is somewhat
evident. Students have
analysed only one news
piece for bias and/or poorly
described bias.

Resources are reliable.


Selection of quality
resources is evident.
Students have analysed
news pieces for bias.

Integrate

Presentation has limited


organization, and flow.
Presenter explains the
viewpoint of the of the
stakeholder with limited
effectiveness. Statistics
and facts are used with
limited connections to
support the opinion of the
stakeholder

Presentation has some


organization and flow.
Presenter explains the
viewpoint of the of the
stakeholder with some
effectiveness. Statistics
and facts are used with
some connections to
support the opinion of the
stakeholder

Presentation is organized,
and has flow. Presenter
explains the viewpoint of
the stakeholder with
considerable effectiveness.
Statistics and facts are
used with considerable
connections to support the
opinion of the stakeholder

Communicat

Presenter does not speak

Presenter speaks

Presenter speaks

Resources are
current, and
reliable. Careful
selection of
quality resources
is evident.
Students have
very effectively
analysed news
pieces for bias.
Presentation is
clearly organized,
and has a
specific flow.
Presenter
explains the
viewpoint of the
stakeholder with
thorough
effectiveness.
Statistics and
facts are used
with a high
degree of
connections to
support the
opinion of the
stakeholder.
Presenter speaks

articulately, and is too loud


or hard to hear.
Professional demeanor and
presence not evident.

articulately, and with


appropriate volume some
of the time. Some evidence
of professional demeanor
present.

articulately, and with


appropriate volume most of
the time. Somewhat
professional demeanor and
presence throughout
presentation.

articulately, and
with appropriate
volume all of the
time. Professional
demeanor and
presence
throughout
presentation.