CINS 101—INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
Instructional Rubric for Assessing General Education
Gen. Ed. Criteria 6 5 4 3 2 1
Content -Uses 3 software - Uses 3 software -Uses 3 software -Uses 3 software -Uses 2 software -Uses 1 software
Knowledge packages. packages. packages. packages. packages. package.
- Demonstrates required - Demonstrates -Demonstrates - Demonstrates - Demonstrates - Does not
software knowledge and required software required software adequate software minimal software demonstration
skills—Uses features knowledge and knowledge and knowledge and knowledge and skills required software
above and beyond what is skills.—Uses all skills.—Uses all skills.—Uses all requirements and knowledge and skills.
required correctly. required features required features. required features does not use the best
correctly. but does not use software application
the best software selection.
-Uses 20 or more software -Uses 17 - 19 software -Uses 13 - 16 software -Uses 9- 12 -Uses 5 - 8 software -Uses 5 or fewer
features. features. features. software features. features. software features.
- Displays the required - Displays the required -Displays the required - Uses only two of -Uses only one of the -Does not
plus selection of software selection of software selection of software the required required software demonstrate use of
package to present the packages to present packages to present software packages package selections to required software
information. the information. the information. selection to present present the package to present
the information. information. the information.
-Chooses 20 or more of - Chooses 17-19 of the -Chooses 13-16 of the - chooses 9-12 of - chooses 5-8 of the
the required software required software required software the required required software - chooses 5 or fewer
features and presenting all features to present the features to present the software features to features to present of the required
information in a information. information. present the the information. software features to
sophisticated manner. information. present the
-Indicates Target -Indicates Target -Indicates Target -Indicates Target -Indicates Target
Audience. Audience. Audience. Audience. Audience. -Does not indicate
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Gen. Ed. Criteria 6 5 4 3 2 1
Written, Oral, -Clearly organizes and -Clearly written using -Well written, -Adequately written -Poorly written no -Poorly written, no
and/or Signed summarizes researched researched information connection to the no connection to connection to the connection to the
Communication information, well written and written using the target audience is the audience and audience but written audience and not
Skills using the student’s own student’s own words to evident and written in written in student’s in their own words as written in student’s
words to connect with the connect with the student’s own words own words as required. own words.
audience as required. audience as required. as required. required.
- Proper usage of - Proper usage of - Proper usage of Usage of - Usage of vocabulary - Usage of vocabulary
vocabulary as required vocabulary as required vocabulary as required vocabulary incorrectly (2 times) incorrectly (3 times)
plus introduction of new plus introduction of a incorrectly (1 time)
terms. (2 times) new term. (1 time)
- Information is organized -Information is Information is - Information is not - Information is not -Information is
and neatly presented as organized and neatly organized. organized. (1 time) organized. (2 times) disorganized.
required, plus the student presented as required,
enhanced the style of the plus the student
information and made enhanced the style of
connections between the information.
-No spelling or -2 or fewer spelling or -No more than 3 - 4 - 5 - 7 spelling or - 8-10 spelling or -more than 10
grammatical errors. grammatical errors. spelling or grammatical grammatical errors. grammatical errors. spelling and
errors. grammatical errors.
Critical Thinking - Uses 5 resources as - Uses 5 resources as -Uses 5 resources as -Uses 3-4 -Uses 1-2 resources -No evidence of
Skills required, plus3-4 extra required, plus1-2 extra required. resources of the of the required 5 resources used.
resources showing good resources showing required 5 sources. sources
judgment in selecting best good judgment in
source for content. selecting best source
-Presents 10 or more facts -Presents at least 10 -Presents 10 required -Presents 8 – 9 -Only presents 6 – 7 -Only presents 3-5
that include 3 critical required facts that facts. No critical required facts. No required facts. No required facts. No
thinking facts. include 2 critical thinking facts critical thinking critical thinking facts critical thinking facts
thinking facts. presented. facts presented. presented. presented.
-Cites 7 or plus resources -Cites 6 resources in -5 Web sites cited -3-4 Web sites -1-2 Web sites used -Citations not present.
in the appropriate format. the appropriate format. correctly. used but not cited but not cited correctly.
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Gen. Ed. Criteria 6 5 4 3 2 1
-Information presented in -Information is -Information is -Information not -Information not -Information not
an interesting manner, is presented in an presented in an relevant to the relevant to the Target relevant to the Target
clearly targeted for a interesting manner; interesting manner; Target Audience. Audience. Audience.
specific audience and clearly targeted a targeting a specific
shows creativity in specific audience. audience.
presenting the facts.
Technology as a Includes independent Includes more than 5 Includes 5 credible Includes 4 credible Includes 1-3 sites. No evidence that the
Learning Tool sources beyond those plus credible sites sites related to the sites with no Shows weakness or Internet was used.
mentioned and includes related to the Target Target Audience. connection to the unfamiliarity with
more than 5 credible sites Audience. target audience. using the Internet
related to the Target when conducting
Little or No evidence
that the Internet was
used or uses sites
that may not be
Cultural Illustrates (7 times) Illustrates (6 times) Illustrates (5 times) Illustrates (3 times) Illustrates (1 time) Shows no
Appreciation appreciation and appreciation and appreciation and appreciation and appreciation and appreciation of
understanding of country understanding of understanding of understanding of understanding of country demonstrated
demonstrated by end country demonstrated country demonstrated country country demonstrated by end product.
product. by end product. by end product. demonstrated by by end product.
Independent Includes at least 5 new Includes at least 4 Includes at least 3 Includes at least 2 Includes at least 1 Failed to include at
Learning Skills software features beyond new software features new software features new software new software feature least 1 new software
what was taught in the beyond what was beyond what was features beyond beyond what was feature beyond what
course. taught in the course. taught in the course. what was taught in taught in the course. was taught in the
the course. course.
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