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Example: Task analytic rubric for a case study

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Introductory material

There is no introduction. The purpose is not identified.

The introduction is present. Identification of the purpose and central questions is sketchy.

The introduction provides an adequate context for the project. The purpose is identified through reference to one or more central questions.

The introduction provides a well-developed context for the project. The significance of central questions is illustrated by references to course materials.

Descriptions of the setting and data collection process

The narrative contains an incomplete or vague description of the setting, and no description of the data collection process.

The narrative contains an adequate description of the setting, but an incomplete description of the data collection process.

The narrative contains adequate descriptions of the case study setting and the data collection process.

The narrative contains well-developed descriptions of the setting and the data collection process (which is built upon concepts from current research, theory, and course materials).

Record of observations

The narrative contains observations from only one perspective, or of a single type of data

The narrative contains observations from at least two sources.

The narrative contains observations from multiple sources or includes qualitative and quantitative data.

The narrative contains observations from multiple sources, includes qualitative and quantitative data, and makes references to models of appropriate practice that are supported by current research and theory.

Discussion, logic, and conclusions

The discussion is incomplete or illogical, and conclusions are missing or unrelated to the central questions.

The discussion is adequate, but conclusions--if present--do not match the central questions.

The discussion seems complete. Conclusions are logical and address the central questions.

The discussion seems complete. Conclusions are logical; they address the central questions, suggest possible strategies for addressing weaknesses, and are tied to the course work.

Presentation's clarity and style

At least three (3) of the following are true:

The project contains multiple errors in grammar, spelling or mechanics.

The page layout is cluttered. Navigation between sections is unclear.

APA format is not used for in-text and bibliographical references to external resources.

Two (2) of the following are true:

The project contains multiple errors in grammar, spelling or mechanics.

The page layout is cluttered. Navigation between sections is unclear.

APA format is not used for in-text and bibliographical references to external resources.

One (1) of the following is true:

The project contains multiple or serious errors in grammar, spelling or mechanics.

The page layout is cluttered. Navigation between sections is unclear.

APA format is not used for in-text and bibliographical references to external resources

All of the following are true:

The project contains no serious errors in grammar, spelling or mechanics.

The page layout facilitates understanding of the narrative. ¨ Navigation between sections is clear.

APA format is used for in-text and bibliographical references to external resources.

Additional information

Rubric for assessing case study. Retrieved May 5, 2004 from http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/~mmfisher/665/665rubtable.html

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