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Senior: ___________________________

Graduation Project Rubric Date:_____________________________


Topic: ____________________________
RESEARCH PAPER Teacher: __________________________
Score: ________________________/100

Exhibits time management for paper submission. 5 4 3 2 1


Meets length requirement. 5 4 3 2 1
GOALS DEVELOPING
HIGHLY PROFICIENT PROFICIENT NOT PROFICIENT
PROFICIENCY
Effectively provides a logical Adequately provides Provides a poorly organized Progression of ideas is
progression of related ideas progression of ideas using progression of ideas. severely flawed.
COHERENCE

using fluent transitioning. transitioning.


10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Provides effective Provides logical Introduction and/or thesis Introduction and/or
introduction with insightful introduction with adequate is flawed but attempted. thesis is severely flawed.
thesis. thesis.
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Arrives at a well-documented, Arrives at an adequately Arrives at an insufficiently Does not arrive at a
logical conclusion, involving documented conclusion. documented conclusion. documented conclusion.
critical thinking.
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Effectively synthesizes Sufficiently synthesizes Ineffectively synthesizes No evidence of/or
quotes and paraphrases quotes and paraphrases quotes and paraphrases flawed synthesis of
through skillful use of through adequate use of using flawed language or quotes and paraphrases
language and sentence language and sentence. sentence structure. with ineffective language
structure. or sentence structure.
SUPPORT

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Demonstrates exceptional Demonstrates sufficient Demonstrates insufficient Lacks supporting
selection of supporting selection of supporting selection of supporting information clearly
information clearly relevant information clearly information clearly relevant to thesis.
to the thesis. relevant to the thesis. relevant to the thesis.
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Skillfully integrates Effectively integrates Includes graphic in an Does not include graphic
graphic(s) to emphasize key graphic to clarify content. attempt to clarify content. to clarify content.
content.
5 4 3 2 1
Demonstrates a sophisticated Demonstrates adequate use Demonstrates limited use of Demonstrates no use of
CONVENTIONS

use of MLA format. of MLA format. MLA format. MLA format.


10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Consistently uses standard Generally uses standard Minimally uses standard Does not use standard
writing conventions in writing conventions in writing conventions in writing conventions in
grammar, spelling, grammar, spelling, grammar, spelling, grammar, spelling,
capitalization, punctuation, capitalization, punctuation, capitalization, punctuation, capitalization,
and usage. and usage. and usage. punctuation, and usage.
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Conscientiously and Generally demonstrates Inconsistently Does not demonstrate
INFORMATION

consistently demonstrates integrity in citing demonstrates integrity in integrity in citing


integrity in citing practices. practices. citing practices. practices.
LITERACY

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Demonstrates strong Demonstrates sufficient Demonstrates limited Demonstrates no
evaluation skills in evaluation skills in evaluation skills in evaluation skills in
determining credibility of a determining credibility of a determining resource determining credibility
variety of sources. variety of sources. credibility or lacks a variety of sources or lacks
of sources. sufficient resources.
5 4 3 2 1