Web Site 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)
Web Site Is a site that consists of fewer than 4 different HTML pages, or the pages are not interlinked, or some files are not properly named, or some pages are not done as Web pages that should be. Is a site consisting of at least 4 different HTML pages that link to each other. All pages are properly named (with no special characters or spaces in the names). 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. An extensive site is created, consisting of 8 or more different interlinked pages and takes full advantage of the power of being a Web site. Note that if you have several identical pages with a slight change in the content of each page, the similar pages will only count once towards exceeding the expectations.
Educational Context Is not complete and useful in an educational context. Is complete and useful in an educational context, either as reference material, as a lesson (I will be looking for a sound educational plan, not just some stuff thrown together on a few Web pages), or as part of another assignment. Note that this requirement is satisfied if your Web site is one or more of your other projects.  (none)
Technical Some parts of the Web site do not work as they should; or the site does not include basic features such as graphics, tables, lists, page titles for all pages, etc; or the Web page does not explore any moderately advanced features of the tool. Correctly uses the Web page creation tool that you have chosen to create multiple pages with graphics, tables, lists, page titles, and other basic Web page features; and explores moderately advanced features of the tool, including but not limited to embedding Web 2.0 or other external tools into the site.

This is vague because you get to choose your own tool so be sure to include information in your write-up about the tools you have explored.
In addition to the expectations listed under "Meets," finds interesting technical additions to the Web site, such as:
  • Embedding multiple different Web 2.0 or other external tools
  • Taking advantage of HTML embedding
  • Using JavaScript or CSS
  • Using HTML extensively.
This is vague because you get to choose your own tool so be sure to include information in your write-up about the tools you have explored.
Hyperlinks Includes fewer than three hyperlinks to external sites or no clickable email address for all authors
Includes hyperlinks to at least 3 external Web pages with related information (these are pointers to pages that are not part of your site) and clickable email addresses for all authors
(none)
Public URL Is not publicly available on the World Wide Web, or is available but the incorrect URL is sent to the instructor Is publicly available on the World Wide Web with the correct URL emailed to the instructor. Note that the correct URL will work for the instructor without a password. (none)
Grammar, Spelling, and Usage The number of grammar, spelling, and usage errors exceeds a few Is presented neatly and professionally, including correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling (none)
Extraordinary Quality
 
 
The Web site 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.

Last updated: June 4, 2014