Research and Presentation Rubric
Use the rubric below to assess students' proficiency with the writing activity. Evaluate whether students' skills are improving or where they may need additional support or instruction.


  • 5: proficient: a high degree of competence
  • 4: capable: an above-average degree of competence
  • 3: satisfactory: a satisfactory degree of competence
  • 2: emerging: a limited degree of competence
  • 1: beginning: No key elements are adequately developed.

Democracy @ Work

Name: Score
Can identify the Declaration of Independence and demonstrates an understanding of its significance.
Can identify the Bill of Rights and demonstrates an understanding of its significance.
Generates ideas and questions about the role of the American president.
Demonstrates an understanding of how the agenda of the Bush administration impacts our daily lives.
Can identify basic rules pertinent to the process of American citizenship.
Clearly presents a personal idea of what being an American means and what responsibilities should be expected of citizens.
Demonstrates knowledge of current political affairs and/or the most recent national elections.
Conducts research by gathering information from a variety of reading materials, including speech and interview transcripts, and in-depth political analysis.
Confirms understanding of U.S Presidential history by successfully investigating a chosen topic of research.
Successfully uses Web technology and informational resources to expand knowledge and understanding of civic responsibility
Generates ideas on how he/she can make a difference in the world through the use of the Get Ready to Get Involved PDF.
Can address the basic concerns of the federal budget through imagining him or herself as President.
Depending on how long your class spends with Democracy @ Work, evaluate how successful students were in completing the skill focus points. To compute an Overall Score, divide the student's evaluated score by the number of Skill Focus points your class completes. For instance, if your class participates in the entire Democracy @ Work Project, you would divide the students score by 12 to reach an Overall Score.

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