Critical Information Literacy Grading Rubric

In order to receive an A on this project, all categories must be in the "Meets Expectations" column and two categories must reach the "Exceeds Expectations" column. Note that the items listed under "Exceeds Expectations" are only suggestions; you may find other ways to exceed the expectations. If all categories are listed as "Meets Expectations," your grade will be B.


Below Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds Expectations
(these are suggestions; you might find other ways to exceed expectations)
Lesson Plan You have created a basic lesson idea without a complete plan, or you have a plan that will not begin to teach your students the skills needed to critically analyze Web sites. You have created an organized lesson plan that you can use with students. Your lesson will engage your students and begin to teach them the skills needed to critically analyze Web sites. You have thought about the shortcomings of your lesson and what else might be done beyond your lesson (possibly in future years) to help students understand information better.
Web Evaluation You have not used a Web evaluation tool.
You have used Web evaluation tools (such as the 5 Ws) as a resource for your students. You have found ways to go beyond simple Web evaluation tools in order to make your students think carefully about being a critical consumer of information on the Web.
Web Sites You have chosen Web sites for your students to analyze, and you have included a brief discussion about why you chose the particular sites. You have chosen Web sites for your students to analyze and listed various sources about those Web sites (what do others say about the sites you picked?). You have included a brief discussion about why you chose the particular sites you included in the assignment. You have extensively analyzed your chosen Web sites as a dialectical reader.
Web Page You have created this lesson in the form of a Web page, but you have many errors on your page. Or you have pages in your site that should be Web pages but are not. You have created this lesson in the form of a Web page (even if you would hand it out to students on paper) that includes correct HTML tags (although it is not required that you use HTML to create the page). All pages are created in the form of a Web page (except possibly a couple of pages where a Web page doesn't make as much sense as a Word or other type of file). Hint: don't leave something as a Word document out of laziness, but don't force something to be a Web page when it naturally should be some other type of document. (none)
Grammar, Spelling, and Usage The number of grammar, spelling, and usage errors exceeds a few. Correct grammar, spelling, and usage is used throughout the project (none)
Extraordinary Quality


The project is extremely well done in ways that don't fit into the other categories. This will be used rarely but allows the instructor to assign a higher grade for work that is of very high quality.