Criteria for Grading Midterm Exam

Criteria for Grading Midterm Exam

A B C F Points Earned

Quality of Content (55 pts)

Student demonstrated exceptional knowledge

of relevant concepts and theories; all statements and opinions were supported by

appropriate citations from the literature.

55 – 50 points

Student demonstrated satisfactory knowledge

of relevant concepts and theories; most

statements and opinions were supported by

appropriate citations from the literature.

49 – 44 points

Student demonstrated less than satisfactory knowledge of relevant concepts and theories; some statements and

opinions were not supported by

appropriate citations from the literature.

43 – 39 points

Student demonstrated unsatisfactory

knowledge of relevant concepts and theories; many statements and

opinions were not supported by

appropriate citations from the literature.

38 – 0 points

Comments

Quality of Research (20 pts)

Student did an exceptional job of integrating course

readings with additional research. Student cited more than the required number of references. Sources listed were all scholarly or practitioner journals from the last

ten years.

20 – 18 points

Student did a satisfactory job of integrating course

readings with additional research. Student cited the required number of references. Sources listed were primarily

scholarly or practitioner journals from the last

ten years.

17 – 16 points

Student did a less than satisfactory job of integrating course

readings with additional research. Student may

not have cited the required number of references. Some

sources listed may not have been scholarly or

practitioner journals from the last ten years.

15 – 14 points

Student did an inadequate job of integrating course

readings with additional research. Student did not cite the required

number of references. Many of the sources

listed were not scholarly or practitioner journals from the last

ten years.

13 – 0 points

Comments

Organization and Mechanics

(20 pts)

Student presented information in a logical

sequence that was very easy to follow. Essay had no major spelling

and/or grammar errors. The page length

requirement was met.

20 – 18 points

Student presented information in a mostly logical sequence that was fairly easy follow. Essay had a few minor

spelling and/or grammar errors. The

page length requirement was met or may have been slightly

exceeded.

17 – 16 points

Student presented information in a

confusing sequence that was not easy to follow. Essay had

several major spelling and/or grammar errors.

The page length requirement may not

have been met.

15 – 14 points

Student presented information in an

illogical sequence that was difficult to follow.

Essay had many spelling and/or

grammar errors. The page length

requirement was not met.

13 – 0 points

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Comments

APA formatting

(5 pts)

All citations, quotations, and references were formatted correctly or contained only one or

two minor errors.

5.0 – 4.5

Most citations, quotations, and references were

formatted correctly or contained a few minor

errors.

4.4 – 4.0 points

Several citations, quotations, and

references were not formatted correctly or

contained major errors.

3.9 – 3.5 points

Many citations, quotations, and

references were not formatted correctly or

contained many errors.

3.4 – 0 points

Comments

Total Points Earned

(100 points max)

Overall Comments


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