Standardized Rubrics Template

Discussion Board Rubric (50 points)

Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content 70% (35 points) Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Key Topics (10 points) 10 points

All key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread.

8 to 9 points

Most key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread.

1 to 7 points

At least one key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread.

0 points
Clarity and Relevance of Support of Key Topics (5 points) 5 points

There is a clear, logical flow to the major points to the thread

4 points

There is a mostly clear and mostly logical flow to the major points to the thread

1 to 3 points

There is a little clarity and the flow is not in a coherent logical manner.

0 points
Depth of Explanation and Details of each Key Topic (15 points) 14 to 15 points

Major points are supported by the following:

· Textbook and article (at least 2 citations in current APA format)

· Good examples (pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples are acceptable); and

· Thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts)

13 points

Major points are supported by the following:

· Textbook and article (at least 1 citations in current APA format)

· Examples (mostly pertinent, conceptual, or personal examples are acceptable); and

· Some thoughtful analysis (considering assumptions, analyzing implications, comparing/contrasting concepts)

1 to 12 points

Major points are supported by the following:

· Textbook only

· Examples did not provide any substantive value to the post

· Little thoughtful analysis was incorporated into the discussion post.

0 points
Replies (5 points) 5 points

Each reply brings clarity to the issue being discussed, relating issues to Scripture/Biblical principles and experiences enhance the original post were used

4 points

Each reply brings some clarity to the issue being discussed, relating issues to Some Scripture/Biblical principles and experiences enhance the original post were used

1 to 3 points

Each reply brings little clarity to the issue being discussed, relating issues to few, if any, Scripture/Biblical principles and experiences enhance the original post were used.

0 points
Structure 30% (15 points) Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Spelling, Grammar, and APA Format (5 points) 5 points

Proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

4 points

Mostly proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

1 to 3 points

Little attention was given to proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format.

0 points
Length Requirements (5 points) 5 points

The required word count (at least 300 words) is met.

4 points

The word count (> 250 words) is almost met.

1 to 3 points

The word count was substantially lower than expected. (Less than 250 words)

0 points
Replies (5 points) 5 points

You submitted at least two replies to classmates’ posts and Proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

4 points

You submitted at least two replies with mostly proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format are used.

1 to 3 points

You only submitted one reply and/or little attention was given to proper spelling, grammar, and current APA format.

0 points