Scoring Rubric for Environmental Issues Presentations

 

Criterion

Exceptional

Very Good

Acceptable

Unacceptable

Content

Speaker provides an accurate and complete explanation of key concepts and theories, drawing upon relevant literature. Listeners able to develop an understanding of the material.  (5 pt.)

For the most part, explanations of concepts and theories are accurate and complete.  Listeners gain some knowledge of the topic. (4 pt.)

Explanations of concepts and/or theories are inaccurate or incomplete. Little attempt is made to tie theory to practice. Listeners gain little from the presentation (3 pt.)

No reference is made to literature or theory. Listeners gain no new insights.

(1 pt.)

 

 

Organization

Speaker presents information in logical, interesting sequence which audience can follow. Ideas well reinforced with examples from the literature. (4 pt.)

Speaker presents information in logical sequence which audience can follow. Could more examples to support ideas.

 (3 pt.)

Audience has difficulty following presentation because it jumps around. Few supportive examples. (2 pt.)

Audience cannot understand presentation because there is no consistent flow of information.

(1 pt.)

Graphics / Visual Aids

Speaker's graphics explain and reinforce screen text and presentation. (4 pt.)

Speaker's graphics relate to text and presentation. (3 pt.)

Speaker occasionally uses graphics that rarely support text and presentation. (2 pt.)

Speaker uses superfluous graphics or no graphics. (1 pt.)

Speaking Skills

Poised, articulate; proper volume; steady rate; good posture and eye contact; enthusiasm; confidence.  All terms pronounced properly. (4 pt.)

Clear articulation but not as polished. Either inconsistent volume or rate.  Some mispronounced words. (3 pt.)

Some mumbling; little eye contact; uneven rate; little or no expression.  (2 pt.)

Inaudible or too loud; no eye contact; rate too slow/fast; disinterested/monotone (1 pt.)

Documentation

All sources of facts and examples fully documented and mentioned in the talk. (4 pt.)

Most sources of facts and examples documented and mentioned in the talk. (3 pt.)

Some sources of facts and examples documented and mentioned in the talk.

(2 pt.)

No sources of facts and examples documented and mentioned in the talk. (1 pt.)

Length of Presentation

At least 7 minutes with substantially all material covered and little extraneous material. (4 pt.)

Less than 6 minutes with most of topic appropriately covered

(3 pt.)

Less than 4 minutes; incomplete coverage. (2 pt.)

Less than 3 minutes. (1 pt.)

Total Points