Multicultural Case Study Scoring Guide

Multicultural Case Study Scoring Guide

Criteria Non-performance Basic Proficient Distinguished
Case Overview: Create a scenario (based on one’s psychology specialization) that presents a cultural conflict. Does not create a scenario (based on one’s psychology specialization) that presents a cultural conflict. Creates a poorly developed scenario (based on one’s psychology specialization) that presents a cultural conflict. Creates an adequately developed scenario (based on one’s psychology specialization) that presents a cultural conflict. Creates a concise and succinct scenario (based on one’s psychology specialization) that presents a cultural conflict.
Cultural Difference: Analyze how cultural differences could contribute to a conflict. Does not identify points of cultural difference and/or vaguely analyzes how those differences could contribute to a conflict. No scholarly support is offered. Identifies some points of cultural difference (fewer than three) and/or minimally analyzes how those differences could contribute to a conflict. No scholarly support is offered. Identifies at least three points of cultural difference and adequately analyzes how those differences could contribute to a conflict. However, scholarly support could have been stronger. Identifies at least three points of cultural difference and comprehensively analyzes how those differences could contribute to a conflict. Strong scholarly support is offered.
Biases: Describe one’s past or present biases toward others of different cultures. Does not describe past or present biases toward others of different cultures or strategies for improving one’s cultural competency related to bias. Self-awareness through honesty, depth, variety, detail, and/or nuance is not present. Briefly describes at least one (1) bias toward others of different cultures or strategies for improving one’s cultural competency related to bias. Self-awareness through honesty, depth, variety, detail, and/or nuance is not present. Adequately describes at least two (2) past or present biases toward others of different cultures and one strategy (per bias) for improving one’s cultural competency related to these biases. Self-awareness is evident through honesty, depth, variety, detail, and/or nuance. Comprehensively describes at least two (2) past or present biases toward others of different cultures and one strategy (per bias) for improving one’s cultural competency related to these biases. Self-awareness is evident through honesty, depth, variety, detail, and/or nuance.
Best Practices: Analyze how best practices cited in scholarly research articles could help a cultural conflict. Does not analyze how best practices cited in scholarly research articles could help the cultural conflict(s). Marginally analyzes how best practices cited in scholarly research articles could help the cultural conflict(s). Adequately analyzes how best practices cited in scholarly research articles could help the cultural conflict(s). Comprehensively analyzes how best practices cited in scholarly research articles could help the cultural conflict(s) and evaluates how effective they may be.
Communication: Write clearly, with correct spelling, grammar, syntax, and good organization, following APA style standards. Does not write clearly and there are gross errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and organization, and there is no effort to comply with APA style standards. Writes with inconsistency (there were moments of clarity and organization, and moments of confusion or disorganization in writing) and with gross errors in spelling, grammar, or syntax and APA style. Writes clearly with adequate clarity and organization, although ideas could have been clearer or more organized, and some errors (3–6) in spelling, grammar, or syntax and some APA style errors. Writes concisely with excellent clarity and organization and minimal errors (less than 2) in spelling, grammar, or syntax and minimal APA style errors.