Rubric for Assessing Comparing and Contrasting Presentations

 

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Criteria

High Quality

Quality

Acceptable

Poorly Skilled

Purpose

Establishes and maintains clear understanding of the assignment; expresses ideas with clarity

 

 

Demonstrates clear understanding of assignment; ideas are clear

 

 

Inconsistent understanding of assignment; ideas not clear

 

 

Little or no understanding of assignment

 

 

Organization

Each idea and sentence flows smoothly; topic sentences for paragraphs; supporting statements; use of transitions; structure; begins and ends clearly

 

 

Clear and appropriate topic sentences; logical progression of supporting statements;

 

 

 

 

Topic sentences unclear; uses supporting statements; shows some evidence of structure and sequencing

 

 

No evidence of topic sentences; no supporting statements; lacks sequencing and structure

 

 

 

Content

Ideas show a variety of details; consistently uses accurate information; effective use of quotations; appropriate and sufficient information

 

 

 

 

Information and details are coherent, appropriate, accurate and support the topic; says what is needed; uses supporting quotations

 

 

 

 

Some inaccuracies; not enough information; information too general; contains some relevant material; but lacks coherence and development of ideas; does not use quotations

 

Information is mostly or all inaccurate or inappropriate; little or no relevance; says too much or too little

 

 

 

 

 

Style

Precise and vivid vocabulary; demonstrates variety of sentence types, lengths and beginnings; consistent and appropriate point of view

 

Appropriate vocabulary; sufficient variety of words; variety of sentence types; consistently uses appropriate point of view

 

 

Some appropriate vocabulary; lacks sentence and word variety; demonstrates appropriate point of view

 

 

Inappropriate vocabulary; repetitive words; inappropriate or inconsistent point of view

 

 

Comparison and Contrast

Selects important features or attributes of the items that can provide insight into the nature of those items being compared. Draws insightful and thoughtful conclusions from the similarities and differences, usually highlighting either one or the other.

 

 

 

 




Selects characteristics that can provide for a meaningful comparison.
Draws some thoughtful conclusions from the comparison.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Selects characteristics that provide for a partial comparison of the items.  Isnít clear about the significance of the comparison.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




  Selects characteristics that are not important and donít lead to insightful conclusions.  Uses the identified similarities and differences to reach important conclusions or insights.   Does not get far beyond noting similarities and differences.

 

 

 

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