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Exceptional (95- 100%)

Admirable (85 – 94%)

Acceptable (75 – 84%)

Amateur (under 55%)







Extremely well organized; logical format that was easy to follow; flowed smoothly from one idea to another and cleverly conveyed; the organization enhanced the effectiveness of the project



Presented in a thoughtful manner; there were signs of organization and most transitions were easy to follow, but at times ideas were unclear


Somewhat organized; ideas were not presented coherently and transitions were not always smooth, which at times distracted the audience


Choppy and confusing; format was difficult to follow transitions of ideas were abrupt and seriously distracted the audience



Content Accuracy


Completely accurate; all facts were precise and explicit



Mostly accurate; a few inconsistencies or errors in information


Somewhat accurate; more than a few inconsistencies or errors in information


Completely inaccurate; the facts in this project were misleading to the audience








Went above and beyond to research information; solicited material in addition to what was provided; brought in personal ideas and information to enhance project; and utilized variety of resources to make project effective



Did a very good job of researching; utilized materials provided to their full potential; solicited adequate resources to enhance project; at time took the initiative to find information outside of school.  


Used the material provided in an acceptable manner, but did not consult any additional resources


Did not utilize resources effectively; did little or no fact gathering on the topic





Was extremely clever and presented with originality; a unique approach that truly enhanced the project



Was clever at times; thoughtfully and uniquely presented


Added a few original touches to enhance the project but did not incorporate them throughout



Little creative energy used during this project; was bland, predictable, and lacked “zip”