Special Projects Research Presentation Grading Rubric (25 points)

Special Projects Research Presentation Grading Rubric (25 points)

Criteria (max points) Absent Poor Needs Improvement Developing Satisfactory Exceptional
Topic (5 pts)

Topic not selected. Information presented did not address an assigned topic. Provided minimal information about topic. Provided some background and information about topic and introduced some relevant concepts. Provided adequate information and background about topic and introduced relevant concepts. Provided ample information about topic, including historical and contextual background, and introduced and defined relevant concepts very clearly.
Research Content (5 pts)

Research content not provided. Provided minimal research content. Provided minimal detailed information or the research content presented was irrelevant. Provided some research findings and discussed some specific information. Adequately discussed recent research findings and addressed most of the relevant methods and specific details. Synthesized complex research findings and addressed recent relevant methods and specific details throughout presentation.
Presentation of PowerPoint(5 pts)

Auditory presentation not included. Student shows complete lack of understanding of materials or only reads content from slides verbatim. Student shows limited understanding of material. The delivery detracts from the message. Excessive mumbling and/or use of fillers (e.g., um, uh) during presentation. The delivery generally seems effective. Student shows a partial grasp of the information. Generally, articulation and pronunciation are clear, but occasionally mumbles or uses fillers during presentation. Speaking is clear and understandable. Accurate use of effective vocabulary. Rarely mumbles or uses fillers during presentation. Elaborate presentation that was well organized and kept the audience engaged. The delivery is natural, confident, and enhances the message. Student has a clear, strong grasp of information.
APA-Formatted References (5 pts) References not provided. Minimal number of required references provided in demonstration and/or missing required research articles. Numerous mistakes in formatting. References provided in demonstration, but some are inappropriate or missing 2 of 3 required research articles. Several mistakes in APA formatting. References provided in demonstration, but some are inappropriate or missing 1 of 3 required research articles. More than one mistake in APA formatting. Adequate and appropriate references cited throughout the presentation, with some missing citations. One mistake in APA formatting. Outstanding peer-reviewed research articles (at least 3) selected, as well as additional references cited throughout the entire presentation, all in APA format.
Organization, Style & Mechanics

(5 pts)

Organization, style and mechanics are absent. Organization of presentation is hard to follow in general. Uses language that is not engaging or appropriate. Has many grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors Inconsistent organization of content. Writing is hard to follow at times. Uses language that is not engaging or appropriate to topic and/or audience. Has grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors. Fair organization with adequate elaboration of information provided. Uses language that is engaging and appropriate to topic and audience. Has some grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors. Good organization with a logical sequence and formatting style that aided in understanding the information. Writing is generally clear, articulate, consistent, and easy to follow. Uses language that is generally engaging and appropriate to topic and audience. Has some minor grammar, punctuation, and/or spelling errors. Elaborate presentation that was well organized with a logical sequence and formatting style that amplified understanding the information. Writing is clear, articulate, consistent, and easy to follow. Uses language that is engaging and appropriate to topic and audience. Almost always uses correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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