Solution Analysis & Proposal

Rubric

“Solution Analysis & Proposal” Rubric
“Solution Analysis & Proposal” Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
Page Count

10.0 pts

High Performance
Student submits 3-4 pages.

5.0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Students submits less than three pages. OR Student submits more than four pages.
10.0 pts
Proposal of Solution/Strategies

10.0 to >8.0 pts

High Performance
Student provides a brief, but thorough summary of the problem and available solution strategies. Student clearly advances which of the solution strategies they propose to help solve the problem.

8.0 to >0.0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Student touches on the problem and solution strategies, but the summary may be superficial and/or light on content. It may be unclear which of the solution strategies the student is advancing to help solve the problem.

0.0 pts

Low Performance
Student does not summarize the problem or propose any solutions/strategies.
10.0 pts
Affects of Solutions

15.0 to >12.0 pts

High Performance
Student substantively addresses the affects of solutions on adverse effects, stakeholders, causes, and drivers of their selected problem. Discussion is detailed, supported with examples, and noted for creative connections to selected sources to highlight salient points.

12.0 to >0.0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Student superficially addresses the affects of solutions on adverse effects, stakeholders, causes, and drivers of their selected problem. OR, Student addresses some, but not all, of the requested areas. Discussion applies some detail, and uses a few examples, but support could be strengthened.

0.0 pts

Low Performance
Student does not address the affects of solutions.
15.0 pts
Evaluation of Solutions

20.0 to >16.0 pts

High Performance
Student shows evidence of both critical thinking and thoughtful critique in the evaluation of their proposed solutions. Evaluation occurs across social, ecological, cultural, and technical spheres. Discussion is logical and insightful, with reasoning well justified and supported.

16.0 to >0.0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Student does evaluate proposed solutions, but there may be little evidence of deep critical thinking. Critique remains surface-level, or “obvious.” Student may not evaluate across all the four requested spheres. Discussion is adequate and applies some detail, but could be strengthened.

0.0 pts

Low Performance
Student does not evaluate proposed solutions.
20.0 pts
Trade-offs

15.0 to >12.0 pts

High Performance
Student identifies a variety of trade-offs that may exist in implementing their proposed solutions. Discussion is noted for depth of analysis and creative thinking/extrapolation.

12.0 to >0.0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Student identifies some trade-offs that may exist in implementing their proposed solutions, but the discussion may be superficial. There is little evidence of creative thinking/extrapolation or deep analysis .

0.0 pts

Low Performance
Student does not discuss the trade-offs of their proposed solutions.
15.0 pts
Sources

10.0 to >8.0 pts

High Performance
Student synthesized and cited many sources (at least six external, authoritative sources and four class sources), making complex, clear and creative connections to materials to justify and support discussion.

8.0 to >0.0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Student synthesized and cited less than the requested number of sources (six external sources and four class sources).

0.0 pts

Low Performance
Student does not use any external academic sources or class sources.
10.0 pts
APA Citations

10.0 to >8.0 pts

High Performance
Student provides proper citations for most all sources used. Student also provides a complete ‘Reference’ list at the end of their submission.

8.0 to >0.0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Student provides few in-text citations for sources used OR improper citations noted throughout post. ‘Reference’ list missing, incomplete, or noted with many errors.

0.0 pts

Low Performance
Student provides no citations.
10.0 pts
Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation

10.0 to >8.0 pts

High Performance
Minimal, if any errors, in grammar, spelling, and punctuation throughout reflection. Errors do not unduly inhibit communication of the student’s message.

8.0 to >0 pts

Intermediate Performance
Many grammatical, spelling, or punctuation problems noted. These errors are overly distracting to the communication of the student’s message.
10.0 pts
Total Points: 100.0