Discussion Rubric - Draft


Category
Beginner
Growing
Intermediate
Advanced
Total
Initial Response&Quality of Information
  • Sketchy or incomplete response OR chose to respond to only a few aspects/ questions
  • Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic or simply restates the main concept
  • Responds to all aspects/questions, but with minimal content
  • Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given
  • Complete and articulate response to most aspects/questions
  • Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides at least 2 supporting details or example.
  • Complete, articulate, and thoughtful/critical/reflective response to all aspects/questions
  • Information clearly relates to the main topic and adds new concepts, information. It includes several supporting details and/or examples

Replies /Participation
  • Commented on a few others' postings in an sketchy manner
  • Commented on a few others' postings with a few reasons, examples, or questions
  • Commented on several others' postings with a few reasons, examples, or questions
  • Commented on several others' postings in an articulate and thoughtful manner, with important reasons, examples, or questions
  • Encourages and facilitates interaction among members of the online community

Word Choice
  • Uses a limited vocabulary or has not searched for words to convey specific meaning
  • Ideas easily confused by audience
  • Vocabulary is functional, but minimal
  • Difficult to figure out the writer's meaning on some points
  • Vocabulary is functional, but lacks energy
  • Easy to figure out the writer's meaning on a general level
  • Words convey the intended message in a precise, interesting, and natural way
  • Words are powerful and engaging
  • Easy to figure out the writer's meaning on all levels

Polite /Encouraging
  • Rarely polite
  • Usually polite
  • Always polite
  • Always polite and often encouraging


Ideas borrowed from a rubric by Drs. Amy Finch and Liane Connelly (2001 )- Fort Hays State University