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Under Construction: CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATING WORK IN CORE SEMINAR 2

                      Writing (Summative)

  J-Scale

(Journal)

Magazine A Tier 4 Journal A Tier 3 Journal A Tier 2 Journal A Tier 1 Journal
  L-Scale

(Letter)

F to C C+ to B-

B to B+

A- to A

A to A+

  M-Scale

(Ministry)

Repeat Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
 

W-Scale

(Words)

Poor Weak

Conventional

Shows Quality

Striking

 

Q-Scale

(Quartiles)

n/a 1st -25th Percentile 26th -50th Percentile 51st -75th Percentile

Top Quartile

Formative...

A

Creativity

(Originality)

n/a n/a Conventional

Shows originality

 

Striking originality

Striking creativity

B

Creativity

(Fluency)

n/a

One idea or resource

A couple of ideas or resources

Adequate ideas or resources and they do cohere

Numerous ideas or resources which cohere

C

Creativity

(Flexibility)

n/a

Rigid/stilted

Conventional

Breaks with conventions

Unconventional

D

Constructivism

n/a

Quoting

Reiterating

Translating

Generating something new

E APA Major flaws Not familiar with APA  Minor flaws One or two flaws Professional
F Grammar Major flaws Numerous flaws Several minor flaws One or two minor flaws Professional
G Spelling Major flaws Numerous flaws Several minor flaws One or two minor flaws Professional
H Paragraphing Incoherent Major flaws Several minor flaws One or two minor flaws Professional
I Semantics Major flaws Numerous flaws A few minor flaws One minor flaw Professional
J Logic illogical

illogical

Numerous logical fallacies

A couple of fallacies used or overlooked

Convincing

K Sequencing Totally disjointed Some major problems A few problems A couple of problems Professional
L Argument Unformed Serious flaws Generally coheres Well developed Professional
M Balance Prejudice evident Some biases evident with no support Some biases evident but weak support is offered Some biases evident but with support (empirical support or rational argument) Scholarly consideration of contrasting sides of an issue
N Thorough n/a Missed critical components Missed important components Thorough for the most part Yes, given the topic and space constraints
O Reader Friendly n/a Major problems Jargon not explained For the most part Yes, given the topic and space constraints
P Focus No focus evident Major problems Off on tangents Generally focused Professional
Q Writing Style Rambling Too verbose, and off on tangents Needs some editing Tight and coherent Professional
R Methodology Sound Methodology Unclear Inappropriate method Not the best method, for the question Sound methodology Professional
S Methodology Described No description evident Major problems Minor problems One or two small problems Professional
T Literature review  No credible literature reviewed Too sparse Quantity okay but not sufficient information on studies Quantity okay with sufficient information on studies, but not fairly/adequately critiqued Excellent re quantity, quality, presentation, critique, and balance
U Critical n/a Uncritical Major flaws Minor flaws Thorough and fair critical evaluations
V Recursivity n/a Seems like a first draft Evidence of rewriting and rethinking Polished and coherent Professional
W Craft n/a Poor Some evidence of a crafted document A couple of flaws Professional
X Clarity n/a Opaque Translucent Transparent Clear
Y            
Z

Bloom=s Taxonomy (evidence of responding to self questioning)

n/a

Low levels- knowledge or understanding

Analysis or evaluation evident, but no synthesis

High levelsB analysis, or evaluation, and some synthesis

High levelsB analysis, evaluation, & synthesis

 

 Presentations (Summative)

  J-Scale

(Journal)

Magazine A Tier 4 Journal A Tier 3 Journal A Tier 2 Journal A Tier 1 Journal
  L-Scale

(Letter)

F to C C+ to B-

B to B+

A- to A

A to A+

  M-Scale

(Ministry)

Repeat Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
 

W-Scale

(Words)

Social Promotion Poor

Conventional

Shows Quality

Striking

 

Q-Scale

(Quartiles)

n/a 1st -25th Percentile 26th -50th Percentile 51st -75th Percentile

Top Quartile

Formative...

a

Humour in presentation

n/a

None

Weak

Evident, and responded to by audience

Well integrated with the message

b

Creative Sound Effects / Music

n/a

None

Evident but distracting

Supports the presentation

Sound track

Musical accompaniment

c

 

Content

n/a

Sparse

Disjointed

Logical and linear

Knowledgeable (with assists)

Coherent

Logical and linear

Knowledgeable (good command of the material)

Coherent

Logical and linear

Knowledgeable (mastery evident)

d

Communication

n/a

Major Problems

Weak

Good

Has a naturalness to it

e

Aware of audience needs

n/a

Major Problems

At times

Usually

Really in tune with the audience=s attention span and interest

f

Audience involvement

n/a

No involvement

Spectators

Some

Actively and meaningfully involved

g

Audience Learning

n/a

Very little

Some learningB even if from mistakes B 10% of content

Learning is evidentB maybe 50% of the content

Substantial learningB 80% of the key information points

h

Visual aids

n/a

None

Cue cards, overhead, chalkboards...

Good use of aids: Powerpoint, puppets, children, animals, toys,

Excellent use of aids: collage, student created characters from various media, etc.

i

Audio Aids

n/a

None used

Some use

Good use of audio (Music, WAV files, voice-over, theme songs...

Creative audioB compose and play a song, burn a CD, mime, simulate a radio show,

j

Pacing

n/a

poor

VariedBseems okay at times

Good pacing for the most part

Professional

k

Sequencing

n/a

Material is out of sequence

Some material is out of sequence

Logical and orderly

Logical, orderly, and creative (e.g., use of rewind, playback, parallelism,...

l

Transitions

n/a

Major problem

Minor problem but distracting

Good, but room for improvement

Professional quality

m

Getting Attention

n/a

Poor

Evidence of a strategy to hook interest

Good attention-getting techniques

Great attention-getting technique/s

n

Holding Attention

n/a

Poor

Attention falters mid way through

Attention is held until the end...

The audience is riveted.

o

Summarizing

n/a

None evident or not relevant

Not necessary but would help

Good summary, review

Good summaryB dramatic, visual, handouts, bizarre, humourous, use of mnemonic...

p

Adaptable when necessary

n/a

Rigid

Attempts to adapt fail

Good adaptations when necessary

All adaptations necessary seem natural and confidently handled

q

Enthusiasm

n/a

No affect

Attempts at affect

Good affect

Almost professional (e.g., drama majors, radio broadcasters, motivational speakers)

r Length of Presentation n/a

Over 10 minutes

Close to 10 minutes but does not need to be so long

5-10 minutesBand it=s a reasonable amount of time for content

Timing seems Ajust right@ at every point of the presentation

s

Video quality

n/a

Poor

A few problems but not watchable

Good

Looks Professional

t Editing--Video Transitions n/a

Disjointed

Broken, Sluggish, Large Gaps

Smooth, just minor glitches

Appears Professional

u

Video Lighting

n/a

Didnít learn from others mistakes

Didnít learn from others mistakes

Good

Appears Professional

v

Video Tripod

n/a

Unsteady

Unsteady but watchable

Steady

Appears Professional

w

Audio Quality

n/a

Static and volume problems

Static or volume problems

Good quality

Audio Editing

x

Voice

n/a

Not clear

Minor Problems

Good

Excellent (Quality, affect, editing,Ö)

y

Voice Overlay

n/a

None

Attempted

Makes sense

Appears professional in terms of form and content...

z

Handouts

n/a

None

Handouts are made available

Handouts are valuable but not likely to be read

Logical, concise, appealing ...

zz

Debriefing / Commentary

n/a

Absent but needed

Attempted but lacks clarity

Clear and logical

Clear and logical and dramatic (acted, colour, loud, visual, handout, etc.)

yy

Tech-WWW, Powerpoint, etc.

n/a

Basic, but not clear or reader friendly

Content okay but flaws distract from content

Form and content make a good communicative fit

Into advanced functions (WAV files, video, split screen, etc.), hypertext, etc

             

Conference Proceedings (Summative)

  J-Scale

(Journal)

Magazine A Tier 4 Journal A Tier 3 Journal A Tier 2 Journal A Tier 1 Journal
  L-Scale

(Letter)

F to C C+ to B-

B to B+

A- to A

A to A+

  M-Scale

(Ministry)

Repeat Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
 

W-Scale

(Words)

Social Promotion Poor

Conventional

Shows Quality

Striking

 

Q-Scale

(Quartiles)

n/a 1st -25th Percentile 26th -50th Percentile 51st -75th Percentile

Top Quartile

Formative...

1 Font Egregious differences Many fonts, sizes,... A few fonts, sizes... but it seems to work okay A couple of differences Professional
2 Format Haphazard Disjointed Some variations Consistent, coherent Professional
3 Flaws Haphazard Many flaws

(font, format, binding, margins, paper, editing, names, readability, visual impact, etc... )

A few flaws One flaw Professional