Grading Rubric

Intake Screening and Assessment Paper

Due Day 7, Week 2

Content and Organization  70 Percent Points Earned: xx/7 Comments:
All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way.

After reviewing the Inmate Screening Form and Initial Custody Assessment Scale starting on page 56 of Objective Jail Classification Systems: A Guide for Jail Administrators on the National Institute of Corrections website, an examination of the forms is conducted to determine how the forms would be utilized.

The paper is on the intake and assessment procedures in the assessment phase of the helping process, is 350 – 700 words in length, and includes the following information:

· Describe how these forms are used in the assessment phase of the helping process with individuals involved with the correctional system.

· Describe how identifying risk factors through intake and assessment will contribute to the classification and treatment of an individual involved with the correctional system.

· Identify other assessment instruments and forms that may be used in the correctional system during the assessment phase of the helping process. Explain how these instruments are used and what information they provide.

Include a minimum of 2 sources.

The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive.
The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience.
The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly.
Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically.
The introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major points.
The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points.
Readability and Style  15 Percent Points Earned xx/1.5 Comments: 
Paragraph transitions are present and logical and maintain the flow throughout the paper.
The tone is appropriate to the content and assignment.
Sentences are complete, clear, and concise.
Sentences are well-constructed, with consistently strong, varied sentences.
Sentence transitions are present and maintain the flow of thought.
 The paper is directed to the appropriate audience.
Mechanics 15 Percent Points Earned xx/1.5 Comments: 
Citations of original works within the body of the paper follow APA guidelines and the Reference Page is formatted per APA standards.  

The paper is laid out with effective use of headings, font styles, and white space.
Rules of grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed.
Spelling is correct.
 Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied.
Total 100% Points Earned xx/10 Comments: