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ASSESSMENT RUBRICS FOR ACTION RESEARCH REPORT

PROGRAMME : PISMP SEMESTER : Semester 8
COURSE / COURSE CODE : TSL3153 ACTION RESEARCH 2 –
MAJOR : TESL
IMPLEMENTATION & REPORTING

EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK
Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks)
5 4 3 2 1
9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2
13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3
17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4
Criteria 21 - 25 16 - 20 11 - 15 6 - 10 1-5
1.0 Outstanding Very good Good description of Satisfactory Vague description
INTRODUCTION description of description of research area, the description of of research area,
(15 MARKS) research area, the research area, the researcher, research area, the the researcher,
Research researcher, subjects researcher, subjects taught, researcher, subjects taught,
Background and taught, general subjects taught, general information subjects taught, general information
context information of the general information of the pupils and general information of the pupils and
(5 marks) pupils and schools. of the pupils and schools. of the pupils and schools.
schools. schools.
Reflection on Outstanding Very good Good description Satisfactory Vague description
Teaching and description and description and and evaluation of description and and evaluation of
Learning evaluation of evaluation of teaching and evaluation of teaching and
experience. teaching and teaching and learning experience teaching and learning experience
(5 marks) learning experience learning experience related to the learning experience related to the
related to the related to the research focus. related to the research focus.
research focus. research focus. research focus.
Outstanding Very good reflection Good reflection on Satisfactory Poor reflection on
reflection on content on content taught, content taught, reflection on content taught,
taught, pedagogy pedagogy used and pedagogy used and content taught, pedagogy used and

experience. literature review which is relevant. discussion of assumption. learning practices.20 11 . learning practices. experience. accurate and which is relevant. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 .25 16 . accurate and which is relevant. relevant data as evidence. value. value. beliefs based experience and beliefs based experience and beliefs based experience and literature review experience and literature review experience and literature review which is relevant. personal experience. used and personal personal personal pedagogy used and personal experience. literature review which is relevant. accurate and credible with accurate and credible with good accurate and credible with poor outstanding link to credible with very link to teaching and credible with link to teaching and teaching and good link to learning practices. Preliminary data Outstanding Very good Good description of Satisfactory Vague description collection description of description of preliminary data description of of preliminary data (5 marks) preliminary data preliminary data collection to preliminary data collection to collection to support collection to support the collection to support the the problem/ issue support the problem/ issue support the problem/ issue identified with problem/ issue identified with problem/ issue identified with varied sources of identified with some sources of identified with limited sources of relevant data as varied sources of relevant data as limited sources of relevant data as evidence. relevant data as evidence. satisfactory link to learning practices. teaching and teaching and learning practices. beliefs based assumption. . beliefs based assumption. value. experience. value.15 6 . value.10 1-5 Insightful discussion Very good Good discussion of Satisfactory Vague discussion of of assumption. discussion of assumption.

Outstanding Very good Good sensitivity to Satisfactory Limited sensitivity sensitivity to solve sensitivity to solve solve existing sensitivity to solve to solve existing existing problem / existing problem / problem / issue existing problem / problem / issue.20 11 . of literature review.10 1-5 2.25 16 . issue. review. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 . Outstanding Very good Good evaluation of Satisfactory Poor evaluation of evaluation of evaluation of research focus evaluation of research focus research focus research focus based on any three research focus based on any three based on any three based on any three of the following based on any three of the following .0 RESEARCH Outstanding Very good Good description of Satisfactory Vague description FOCUS description of description of research focus description of of research focus (15 MARKS) research focus research focus based on research focus based on Description of based on based on researcher’s based on researcher’s research focus researcher’s researcher’s experience that is researcher’s experience that is (5 marks) experience that is experience that is relevant to the experience that is relevant to the relevant to the relevant to the pupils’ needs and relevant to the pupils’ needs and pupils’ needs and pupils’ needs and improvement with pupils’ needs and improvement with improvement with improvement with good support of improvement with limited or no outstanding support very good support literature review satisfactory support support of literature of literature review. of literature review. evidence.15 6 . evidence. issue. issue.

of the following of the following criteria: of the following criteria: criteria: criteria: Practicality criteria: Practicality Practicality Practicality Significance Practicality Significance Significance Significance Application Significance Application Application Application Control Application Control Control Control Collaboration Control Collaboration Collaboration Collaboration Relevance to the Collaboration Relevance to the Relevance to the Relevance to the school Relevance to the school school. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 . literature review. review.10 1-5 Outstanding Very good Good description of Satisfactory Poor description of description of action description of action research description of action research research process to action process to process to improve action process to process to improve improve pupils’ improve pupils’ pupils’ learning and improve pupils’ pupils’ learning and learning and the learning and the the teaching learning and the the teaching teaching practice teaching practice practice with teaching practice practice with no . school school Action / Outstanding Very good Good description of Satisfactory Poor description of Innovation description of action description of action research description of action research (10 marks) research model and action research model and specific action research model and specific specific material or model and specific material or system model and specific material or system system used based material or system used based on material or system used based on on theory or used based on theory or principle used based on theory or principle principle with theory or principle with support of theory or principle with limited or no support of literature with support of literature review.15 6 . of literature review. with some support support of literature review.25 16 .20 11 .

research objective.0 RESEARCH Exceptionally clear Very clear and Clear and detailed Fairly clear and Vague and PARTICIPANTS and detailed detailed description description of detailed description inappropriate (5 MARKS) description of of participants participants which of participants description of . relevance to research objective. of literature review. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 .10 1-5 4. with support of with support of support of literature with some support support of literature literature review. 3. review. research objective.20 11 . literature review. research objective.25 16 .0 RESEARCH Very clearly and Clearly and Fairly clear and Adequately clear Poorly stated OBJECTIVES / explicitly stated explicitly stated explicit statement and explicit research objective RESEARCH research objective research objective of research statement of according to the QUESTIONS according to the according to the objevtive according research objective following aspectis: (5 MARKS) following aspects: following aspects: to the following according to the focus Research focus focus aspects: following aspects: action objective action action focus focus achievement achievement achievement action action achievement achievement Research Research question is Research question Research question Research question Research question question highly relevant to is very relevant to is relevant to is fairly relevant to has limited research objective.15 6 . review.

academic class. participants. number. description of steps description of steps N OF ACTION / activities. academic following: class. participants. plan. academic performance and performance and performance and number. and Steps involved rationale within the detailed rationale rationale within the justification. academic class. research question. answer the research answer the research question. / activities. the action plan. other unique aspects of participants. research question. Data collection Outstanding choice Very good choice Good choice of data Appropriate choice Poor choice of data method of data collection of data collection collection methods of data collection collection methods (5 marks) methods and methods and and instrument methods and and instrument with instrument with instrument with with convincing instrument with limited justification convincing convincing justification to some convincing to answer the justification to justification to answer the justification to research question. answer the question. 5. class. and fairly detailed Adequate justification. gender. Inadequate justification. participants. detailed justification. gender. and rationale of the (5 marks) scope of the action within the scope of scope of the action rationale within the action plan. some of the number. gender.Research participants which which includes the includes the which includes the participants which participants includes the following: following: following: do not include following: number. gender. gender. plan. number. scope of the action plan. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) .0 Excellent description Very detailed Detailed description Adequate Vague / confusing IMPLEMENTATIO of steps / activities description of steps of steps / activities. performance and other unique other unique other unique class. / activities. academic other unique aspects aspects of aspects of aspects of performance and of participants. PLAN (20 MARKS) Outstanding Very good Good justification.

6. collected. interpretation. interpretation. the type of data collected. collected. problem.15 6 . Show good problem. research question / question / problem.10 1-5 Data analysis Outstanding choice Very good choice of Good choice of data Appropriate choice Poor choice of data method of data analysis data analysis analysis methods of data analysis analysis methods (5 marks) methods that methods that that address the methods that that do not address address the key address the key key aspects of the address the key the key aspects of aspects of the aspects of the research question / aspects of the the research research question / research question / problem. making interpretation. 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 . interpretation. problem. Data validation Outstanding choice Very good choice Good choice and Satisfactory choice Poor choice and method (5 and description of and description of description of data and description of description of data marks) data validation data validation validation method data validation validation method method that is method that is that is relevant to method that has that is irrelevant to highly relevant to highly relevant to the type of data some relevance to the type of data the type of data the type of data collected.25 16 . collected.0 FINDINGS OF Comprehensive Very detailed Detailed discussion Satisfactory Poor discussion of ACTION discussion of the discussion of the of the findings discussion of the the findings RESEARCH findings supported findings supported supported by findings supported supported by . Poor ability in Outstanding Very capable in capability in Show some ability analysing and capability in analysing data and analysing and in analysing and making analysing data and making making making interpretation.20 11 .

critically. sources. value assumptions. value assumptions. practice. critically. critically.15 6 . assumptions.0 REFLECTION Comprehensive and Very detailed and Detailed and critical Satisfactory Poor discussion of (10 marks) critical discussion of critical discussion discussion of the discussion of the the findings with the findings with of the findings with findings with findings with limited justification justification of the justification of the justification of the justification of the of the assumptions. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 .25 16 .0 Outstanding and Very good and Good and critical Satisfactory and Poor evaluation of SUGGESTIONS critical evaluation of critical evaluation evaluation of action critical evaluation action taken with . value assumptions. various sources.10 1-5 7. various sources. 8. literature review literature review literature review critically.(10 marks) by relevant evidence by relevant relevant evidence by relevant relevant evidence from various evidence from from various evidence from from various sources. practice. sources. practice. value value or beliefs of or beliefs of the or beliefs of the or beliefs of the or beliefs of the the previous previous teaching previous teaching previous teaching previous teaching teaching practice.20 11 . Poor ability to Outstanding ability Very good ability to Good ability to Satisfactory ability discuss and link to discuss and link discuss and link discuss and link to discuss and link findings of the findings of the findings of the findings of the findings of the research to research to literature research to research to research to literature review review critically. practice.

generally clear and coherence and excellent in all good in all aspects. A good standard of appropriate.FOR FURTHER action taken with of action taken with taken with relevant of action taken with poor and irrelevant ACTION highly relevant and very relevant and and detailed some relevant suggestions to (5 marks) comprehensive detailed suggestions to suggestions to address the suggestions to suggestions to address the address the problems. conclusion based on conclusion based evidence of ability acceptable relevance. Presentation is well Presentation is well critically aware Presentation is Presentation lacks organised and organised and very material. presentation is Language is Language is maintained. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 . Clear generally terms of content. to synthesise ideas argument and critical argument. some obvious and CITATION critical. and produce conclusion. logic and a full analysis.25 16 . incisive taken into account straightforward significant (10 MARKS) argument and a argument and very with no notable presents a inadequacies in highly appropriate appropriate omissions. incisive critical.0 ACADEMIC The work The work All major aspects of The work is The work contains WRITING AND demonstrates highly demonstrates very the research are conventional. address the address the problems. problems. problems. on a full analysis.15 6 .10 1-5 9. problems. clarity. aspects. generally clear and Language is faulty .20 11 .

15 6 .0 ETHICS Excellent ability to Very good ability to Good ability to Satisfactory ability Poor ability to make (5 MARKS) make analysis and make analysis and make analysis and to make analysis analysis and decision in solving decision in solving decision in solving and decision in decision in solving problems. relevant literature requirement of A very good range A good range of 8. bibliographical skills. solving problems. appropriately in relevant literature and used most parts.25 16 . problems. Excellent referencing Very good Good referencing Acceptable Poor referencing and bibliographical referencing and and bibliographical referencing and and bibliographical skills. A good level In compliance with skills. Language is accurate and clear.10 1-5 7. . bibliographical skills. Fulfils the intelligible and requirement of errors which Fulfils the requirement of fulfils the academic writing impede requirement of academic writing requirement of satisfactorily. Language is fulfils the with numerous accurate and clear. problems. (<3) appropriately. academic writing. with APA academic APA academic conventions. Full compliance with skills. APA academic conventions.15 relevant 11relevant range of more than literature is chosen literature is chosen Insufficient 15 relevant and used and used coverage of literature is chosen appropriately. A comprehensive of 12. problems. has been consulted.20 11 . conventions. conventions. Acceptable Inaccurate and APA academic of compliance with APA academic level of compliance inconsistent use of conventions. academic writing A core range of 4-7 does not fulfil the excellently well. communication and academic writing very well. EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 13 – 15 10 – 12 7–9 4–6 1–3 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5-8 1–4 Criteria 21 ..

criticism. completing the completing the completing the task. criticism. Assessment Rubrics for Article (Weighting 10%) EXCELLENT DISTINCTION CREDIT SATISFACTORY WEAK Aspect (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) (Marks) 5 4 3 2 1 9 – 10 7–8 5–6 3–4 1–2 . and criticism. and criticism. task. task. completing the task. Lack commitment Show excellent Show very good Show good Show some in completing the commitment in commitment in commitment in commitment in task. Very good Satisfactory Excellent capability capability to react Good capability to capability to react React negatively to react positively positively towards react positively positively towards towards comments towards comments comments and towards comments comments and and criticism.

. review. academic writing.0 REFERENCES Very relevant Relevant Fairly relevant Few relevant Irrelevant (10 MARKS) references. references. 3.16 1-8 1. academic writing. review. content for seminar seminar proceeding. references. proceeding.. proceeding.0 CONTENT Outstanding Very good Good description of Satisfactory Vague description (40 MARKS) description of description of content for seminar description of of content for content for seminar content for seminar proceeding.30 19 . WRITING (20 MARKS) 4. review.18 7 . academic writing. references. 17 – 20 13 – 16 9 – 12 5–8 1–4 25 . references.32 17 .0 LANGUAGE Outstanding use of Very good use of Good use of Satisfactory use of Inappropriate use of USE IN language for language for language for language for language for ACADEMIC academic writing.40 25 . 2. proceeding. academic writing.24 9 .24 13 .0 ACADEMIC Outstanding skill in Very good skill in Skillful in making Fairly skillful in Unable to discuss WRITING AND making critical making critical critical discussion making critical critically PRESENTATION discussion with discussion with with reference to discussion with (30 MARKS) reference to reference to accurate and reference to accurate and accurate and relevant literature relevant literature relevant literature relevant literature review.12 1-6 Criteria 33 .