SUBS 505 Case Study Grading Rubric

SUBS 505 Case Study Grading Rubric

Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content 140 Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Content of Case Study 126-140 points

History given is clear and thorough

Most relevant history reported to justify diagnoses and treatment

Clear diagnoses and support for diagnoses

Well-established argument for treatment

Used empirical evidence to support treatment recommendations

Understanding of SUD’s/ treatment is evident

Substantive; good development of ideas and concepts

Appropriate introduction and conclusion

12 pages of content

118-125 points

History given is clear but expansion needed

Some relevant history reported to justify diagnoses and treatment

Diagnoses and/or support for diagnoses needs expansion

Some appropriate argument for treatment

Some evidence to support treatment recommendations

Understanding of SUD’s/ treatment is evident

Some good development of ideas and concepts

Close to 12 pages of content

1 – 117 points

History is not thorough

History does not justify diagnoses

Diagnoses are not clear/lack support

Argument for treatment is missing or not clear

Lack of empirical evidence to support treatment recommendations

Understanding of SUD’s/ treatment is not demonstrtated

Poor development of ideas and concepts

Missing introduction and/or conclusion

12 pages of content not met

0 points

Not Present

Structure 60 Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Mechanics 18-20 points

No grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are used correctly and consistently. Writing is precise. Word choice is appropriate.

15-17 points

Few grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are used correctly. Writing style is sufficient. Word choice is adequate.

1-14 points

Several grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are used inconsistently. Writing style is understandable but could be improved. Word choice is generally good.

0 points

Numerous spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are misused. Writing style is difficult to understand. Word choice is poor.

APA Format Elements 18-20 points

Citations and format are in current APA style. Cover page, Citations, Running head, and References are correctly formatted. Paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins and written in 12 point Times New Roman font. An Abstract is not needed

15-17 points

Citations and format are in current APA style with few errors. Cover page, Citations, Running head, and References are present with few errors. Paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins and written in 12 point Times New Roman font.

1-14 points

Citations and format are in current APA style though several errors are present. Cover page, Citations, Running head, and References are included though several errors are present. Paper is double-spaced, but margins or fonts are incorrect.

0 points

Citations are not formatted correctly. Cover page, Running head, and References are not included or not formatted correctly. Paper is not double-spaced, margins are incorrect, or font is incorrect.

Research Elements 18-20 points

Appropriate representation of readings and presentations, including both books and multiple presentations from the course

Arguments and recommendations are correctly supported with research

15-17 points

Some appropriate representation of readings and presentations, including both books and at least one presentation from the course

Arguments and recommendations are correctly supported with research

1- 14 points

Some inclusion of readings and/or presentations from the course.

Arguments and recommendations are somewhat supported with research

0 points

Appropriate sources are not used or sources are lacking entirely. Arguments and recommendations are not supported with research.

Total 200 Advanced 182 – 200 Proficient 168-181 Developing 1 – 167 Not present


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