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Religion and Education – Rubric

Legal Issues 35 points

Criteria Description

Discuss any legal issues regarding the grading of your student’s essay and depiction of Jesus and the Last

Supper, and whether you could display the student’s work.

5. Target 35 points

Discussion of legal issues regarding the grading and displaying of the student’s work is presented

thoroughly with a detailed explanation of whether or not they could display the student’s work, supported

by resources.

4. Acceptable 30.45 points

Discussion of legal issues regarding the grading and displaying of the student’s work is presented clearly

and along with a detailed explanation of whether or not they could display the student’s work.

3. Approaching 27.65 points

Discussion of legal issues presented is appropriate in regard to grading the student’s work. Some details

are given to explain whether they could display the student’s work, but they may be vague.

2. Insufficient 25.9 points

Discussion of legal issues presented has little or nothing to do with grading or displaying the student’s

work.

1. Unsatisfactory 0 points

Application of First Amendment 35 points

Criteria Description

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How does the First Amendment apply to this situation?

5. Target 35 points

Essay clearly and realistically describes how the First Amendment applies to this situation.

4. Acceptable 30.45 points

Essay adequately describes how the First Amendment applies to this situation.

3. Approaching 27.65 points

Essay includes vague references to the First Amendment. Application of First Amendment to situation is

lacking detail and clarity.

2. Insufficient 25.9 points

Essay includes very little information about the First Amendment.

1. Unsatisfactory 0 points

The first amendment is not mentioned in regard to the situation.

Thesis, Position, or Purpose 7 points

Criteria Description

Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience.

5. Target 7 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is persuasively developed throughout and skillfully directed to a specific

audience.

4. Acceptable 6.09 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is clearly communicated throughout and clearly directed to a specific

audience.

3. Approaching 5.53 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is adequately developed. An awareness of the appropriate audience is

demonstrated.

2. Insufficient 5.18 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is discernable in most aspects but is occasionally weak or unclear. There is

limited awareness of the appropriate audience.

Development, Structure, Conclusion and 500-750-word count 8 points

Criteria Description

Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development. Essay

meets 500-750-word count.

5. Target 8 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is coherently and cohesively advanced throughout. The progression of

ideas is coherent and unified. A convincing and unambiguous conclusion aligns to the development of the

purpose. Minimum word count is met.

4. Acceptable 6.96 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is logically advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and

unified. A clear and plausible conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose. Minimum word count

is met.

3. Approaching 6.32 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is advanced in most aspects. Ideas clearly build on each other. Conclusion

aligns to the development of the purpose. Minimum word count is met.

2. Insufficient 5.92 points

Limited advancement of thesis, position, or purpose is discernable. There are inconsistencies in

organization or the relationship of ideas. Conclusion is simplistic and not fully aligned to the development

of the purpose. Minimum word count is not met.

1. Unsatisfactory 0 points

Evidence 5 points

Criteria Description

Selects and integrates evidence to support and advance position/purpose; considers other perspectives.

5. Target 5 points

Comprehensive and compelling evidence is included. Multiple other perspectives are integrated

effectively.

4. Acceptable 4.35 points

Specific and appropriate evidence is included. Other perspectives are integrated.

3. Approaching 3.95 points

Relevant evidence that includes other perspectives is used.

2. Insufficient 3.7 points

Evidence is used but is insufficient or of limited relevance. Simplistic explanation or integration of other

perspectives is present.

1 Unsatisfactory 0 points

Mechanics of Writing 5 points

Criteria Description

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.

5. Target 5 points

No mechanical errors are present. Skilled control of language choice and sentence structure are used

throughout.

4. Acceptable 4.35 points

Few mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.

3. Approaching 3.95 points

Occasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence

structure is attempted.

2. Insufficient 3.7 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence

structure are recurrent.

1. Unsatisfactory 0 points

Errors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence

structure errors are found throughout.

Format/Documentation 5 points

Criteria Description

Uses appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, etc., for college, subject, and level; documents sources using

citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., appropriate to assignment and discipline. A minimum of

five sources are used.

5. Target 5 points

No errors in formatting or documentation are present. Selectivity in the use of direct quotations and

synthesis of sources is demonstrated. Minimum of five sources is met or exceeded.

4. Acceptable 4.35 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors. Minimum of five sources is met.

3. Approaching 3.95 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors. Minimum of five

sources is met.

2. Insufficient 3.7 points

Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of

sources are evident. Minimum of five sources is not met.

1. Unsatisfactory 0 points

Total 100 points

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