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Discussion Board Rubric
Discussion Board Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Critical Thinking of Initial Post
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Excellent - Post clearly indicates understanding of course readings; Rich in content; Full of thought, insight and analysis; New ideas, connections; Made with depth and detail
3.0 pts
Standard - Generally competent; Information is thin and commonplace; Few, if any new ideas or connections; Rehashes or summarizes information read
0.0 pts
Below Expectations - Rudimentary and superficial; No or little analysis or insight is displayed; No new ideas; “I agree with” statements
pts
5.0 pts
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Relevance of Initial Post
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Excellent - Post addresses topic and enhances the group’s knowledge; Post is factually correct, reflective and substantive; Includes a wide variety of appropriate, researched and informative sources (or references course materials) to support ideas
3.0 pts
Standard - Post addresses topic but occasionally deviates off topic; Post is usually factually correct, may have some misinformation; Post is short in length and offers no further insight into the topic; Includes a few appropriate, researched and informative sources (or references course materials) to support ideas
0.0 pts
Below Expectations - Post does not address topic; Post contains inaccurate information that misleads the reader; Ideas are not supported by appropriate, researched and informative sources
pts
5.0 pts
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Critical Thinking of Responses
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Excellent - Responses are rich in content, full of thought, insight and analysis; Responses contribute new ideas and connections; Made with depth and detail
3.0 pts
Standard - Responses are generally competent; Information is thin and commonplace; Few, if any new ideas or connections; Rehashes or summarizes initial post
0.0 pts
Below Expectations - Responses are rudimentary and superficial; No or little analysis or insight is displayed; No new ideas; “I agree with” statements
pts
5.0 pts
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Relevance of Responses
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Excellent - Consistently posts responses related to discussion topic; Cites additional references to support responses and topics; Posts factually correct, reflective and substantive contributions; Responses advance the discussion
3.0 pts
Standard - Responses address topic but occasionally deviate off topic; Responses are usually factually correct, may have some misinformation; Responses are short in length and offer no further insight into the topic and don’t advance the discussion; Responses may/may not be supported by researched and informative sources
0.0 pts
Below Expectations - Responses do not address the topic; Responses contain inaccurate information that misleads the reader; Responses are not supported by appropriate, researched and informative sources
pts
5.0 pts
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Promptness & Initiative
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Excellent - Participates throughout the discussion board period; Completes more than minimum number of posts
3.0 pts
Standard - Participates, but most postings are made on the same day; Completes minimum number of posts
0.0 pts
Below Expectations - May or may not participate • All posts are made on same day; Does not complete minimum number of posts
pts
5.0 pts
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Clarity and Mechanics
threshold: pts
5.0 pts
Excellent - Posts are clear and concise • Formatted in an easy to read style; Free of grammatical or spelling errors
3.0 pts
Standard - Posts are usually clear and concise; reader may have some moments of confusion; Formatted in an easy to read style; Some errors in grammar and/or spelling
0.0 pts
Below Expectations - Posts are unorganized and difficult to follow; Contain multiple errors in grammar and/or spelling
pts
5.0 pts
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Total Points: 30.0 out of 30.0