Evaluation

Proposal

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Abstract

A concise summary of project.  Includes what was researched and what the audience should learn.  Includes a brief description of what display will look like.

A concise summary of what project is all about.  Includes two of the following:  what was researched; what the audience should learn;  a brief description of what display will look like.

A summary of what project is all about.  Includes only one of the following:  what was researched; what the audience should learn; a brief description of what display will look like.

Summary is not concise or clear.  It is missing the all elements.

Background information

Background information includes the facts learned and a thoughtful connection to the essential questions of the unit:  The 1940’s a Decade of Change.    Information is complete and shows a depth of thought and research.

Background information includes the facts learned and the connection to the essential questions of the unit:  The 1940’s a Decade of Change.    Information is well researched.

Background information includes facts learned but is missing  the connection to the essential questions of the unit:  The 1940’s a Decade of Change.    Information is incomplete or inaccurate.

Background information is missing multiple facts learned or the connection to unit.    Information is incomplete and inaccurate.

Project Detail

It is clear what the clients will learn after visiting the exhibit. The audience is clearly defined and you have stated a method for how you plan on attracting this audience.  The space you have designed is specific for this group.

It is clear what the clients will learn after visiting your exhibit. The audience is defined and you have stated a method for how you plan on attracting this audience.  The space you have designed is adequate for this group.

It is somewhat clear what the clients will learn after visiting the exhibit. The audience is not defined or you have not stated a method for how you plan on attracting this audience.  The space you have designed is not specific for this group.

It is unclear what the clients will learn after visiting your exhibit. The audience is unclear as well as method for attracting this audience.  The space you have designed is not adequate.

Needed Resources

Consideration is given to staffing, equipment, and  spacing needs for  the exhibit.

Consideration is given to two of the following:  staffing,  equipment, and  spacing needs for  the exhibit.

Consideration is given to one of the following:  staffing,  equipment, and  spacing needs for  the exhibit.

Consideration is unclear for  the exhibit.

Evaluation Plan

Proposal includes a brief description of how the display will be evaluated that matches the needs and space of the museum.  You have thoughtfully answered the question:  How will you know if your display is successful?

Proposal includes a brief description of how the display will be evaluated and answers the question:  How will you know if your display is successful?

Proposal includes a brief description of how the display will be evaluated or answers the question:  How will you know if your display is successful?

Evaluation method is unclear and does not meet the needs of the museum or project.


Oral Presentation

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Preparedness

Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed. An engaging and professional oral presentation.

Student seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals.

The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking.

Student does not seem at all prepared to present.

Time-Limit

Presentation is 3-4 minutes long.

Presentation is 3 minutes long.

Presentation is 2 minutes long.

Presentation is less than 1 minutes OR more than 5 minutes.

Speaks Clearly

Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, and mispronounces no words.

Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, but mispronounces one word.

Speaks clearly and distinctly most ( 94-85%) of the time. Mispronounces no more than one word.

Often mumbles or can not be understood OR mispronounces more than one word.

Uses Complete Sentences

Always (99-100% of time) speaks in complete sentences.

Mostly (80-98%) speaks in complete sentences.

Sometimes (70-80%) speaks in complete sentences.

Rarely speaks in complete sentences.

Volume

Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members throughout the presentation.

Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members at least 90% of the time.

Volume is loud enough to be heard by all audience members at least 80% of the time.

Volume often too soft to be heard by all audience members.

Posture and Eye Contact

Stands up straight, looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation.

Stands up straight and establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation.

Sometimes stands up straight and establishes eye contact.

Slouches and/or does not look at people during the presentation.


CONTENT 

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Quality of Information

New information clearly relates to the topic. It focuses on one aspect and includes multiple supporting solid details and/or examples.

Mostly new information clearly relates to the topic. It focuses on one example It provides some supporting details and/or examples.

Some new information clearly relates to the lit circle book. Topic may be unfocused or details and/or examples are weak or confusing.

Information is not new or has little or nothing to do with the main topic.

Sources

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented in the desired format. Three to five sources (including one print source) are used.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but a few are not in the desired format. Three to five sources, but no print sources cited.

All sources (information and graphics) are accurately documented, but many are not in the desired format. Fewer than three sources used.

Some sources are not accurately documented. Two or fewer sources used.

Using class time.

Individuals or group used all class time wisely.  Resolved conflicts in a timely manner.

Needed one or two reminders to get back to work over the course of the week.

Needed a reminder a day to get quiet or to get back to work.  Group had a difficult time working together.

Needed many reminders.  Group’s noise interfered with the work

Internet Use

Successfully uses suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance.

Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.

Connection to Learning

Connection to essential questions/ and an understanding of how modern life changed as a result of the 1940s is

thoughtful and thoroughly explained.

Connection to essential questions and an understanding of how modern life changed as a result of the 1940s is made.

Connection to essential questions concepts is weak or unclear. 

Connection to essential questions or concepts is not made.

Content – Accuracy

All content throughout the presentation is accurate. There are no factual errors.

Most of the content is accurate but there is one piece of information that might be inaccurate.

The content is generally accurate, but one piece of information is clearly flawed or inaccurate.

Content is typically confusing or contains more than one factual error.



POWER POINT and DISPLAY  

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Effectiveness

Project and display includes all material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the topic. It is a highly effective aide for oral presentation.

Project includes most material needed to gain a comfortable understanding of the material but is lacking one or two key elements.

Project is missing more than two key elements. It would make an incomplete aide for oral presentation.

Project is lacking several key elements and has inaccuracies that make it a poor aide for oral presentation.

Text - Font Choice, Background  & Formatting

Background and font formats (e.g., color, bold, italic) have been carefully planned to enhance readability and content.

Background and font formats have been carefully planned to enhance readability.

Background and font formatting may be a little hard to read.

Background or font formatting makes it very difficult to read the material.

Spelling and Grammar

Presentation has no misspellings or grammatical errors.

Presentation has 1-2 misspellings, but no grammatical errors.

Presentation has multiple grammatical errors and misspellings.

Grammatical and/or spelling errors impede meaning.

Sequencing of Information

Information is organized in a clear, logical way. It is easy to anticipate the type of material that might be on the next slide.

Most information is organized in a clear, logical way. One slide or item of information seems out of place.

Some information is logically sequenced. An occasional slide or item of information seems out of place.

There is no clear plan for the organization of information.

Use of Graphics

All graphics are attractive (size and colors) and support the theme/content of the presentation.

A few graphics are not attractive but all support the theme/content of the presentation.

All graphics are attractive but a few do not seem to support the theme/content of the presentation.

Several graphics are unattractive AND detract from the content of the presentation.

Display

Mock-up of display includes sample visuals/ illustrations of your vision of the final project.  It is neatly presented, shows a thoughtful use of space and is carefully prepared before the presentation.  All members of the audience can clearly see the display.

Display accurately represents the vision of the speaker.  It is neatly presented, and is carefully prepared before the presentation.  All members of the audience can clearly see the display.

Display has all essential components, but the quality is lacking in detail or presentation.  Display may be too small for audience to clearly view.

Display is missing essential components and is messy or quickly put together.