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Library Research Award: Evaluation Criteria

Information, submission instructions, and rubric for the Library Research Award

Rubric for Scoring Submitted Papers and Projects

 

Competency to be measured

Meets Expectations

3

Project Was Satisfactory

2

Does Not Meet Expectations

1

 

Student acknowledges a need for information appropriate to the assignment in the form of a focused research topic or thesis statement

A focused research topic or thesis statement appropriate to the assignment is clearly acknowledged.

Research topic or thesis statement is present, but not focused or clearly acknowledged.

No focused research topic or thesis statement is acknowledged.

 

Number and variety of resources

An appropriate number and variety of sources (books, journals, web sites, non-print, etc.) appropriate to the assignment are selected.

Sources selected are somewhat varied and appropriate in number, but not according to the assignment requirements.

An inappropriate variety of sources are selected.

 

Quality of resources

Only appropriately authoritative, accurate, timely, and well-balanced sources are selected.

Some, but not all, sources selected are appropriately authoritative, accurate, timely, and well-balanced. 

Sources are not adequately authoritative, timely, accurate, or well-balanced.

 

Use of in-text documentation

Proper credit to original sources of information or ideas is given at appropriate points throughout the project.

Proper credit to the original sources of information or ideas is given at appropriate points some of the time, but not throughout the whole project. 

Proper credit to original sources of information or ideas is not given at appropriate points throughout the project.

 

Citation of sources

The citation style required for the assignment is used correctly and consistently in the form of a works cited or references page. 

The citation style required for the assignment is used, but inconsistenly and sometimes incorrectly in the form of a works cited or references page. 

The citation style required for the assignment is used incorrectly and inconsistently in the form of a works cited or references page.