Culminating Project Senior Presentation Rubric
Student Name Panelist’s Name_______________________
Please evaluate the student's presentation based on the criteria listed below. The objective is for students to receive 3 points for each criterion unless they clearly go above and beyond
the standard. Students need to earn a minimum of 37 points to pass. Please make constructive comments as students appreciate your feedback. Thank you!
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Criteria Below Standard Approaching Meets Standard Exceeds Standard Helpful Hints
Introduction Attention getter is non- Attention getter is present Attention getter is Attention getter is unique *Staff person in the room will make introductions of
existent. but is ineffective, irrelevant or interesting, relevant and and engaging. everyone present in room.
Attention Getter abrupt. appropriate.
Attention getter sets the *Do you have an engaging rhetorical question,
Attention getter relates to tone and prepares the anecdote, quote or_______? Engaging means that it
the rest of the presentation. audience. causes your audience to want to know more.
*Does it relate to your presentation?
Student discusses 2 or Student discusses 3 main Student discussion reflects Student reflects on 5 or *What did you learn about the career? IE: salary,
C Career less main points of their points of their career on 4 main points of career more main points of career outlook, education, working conditions, advancement
Research career. opportunities, etc.
O Student does NOT Minimal discussion of Student discusses what they Student discusses what
discuss what they learned. what student learned about learned about themselves in they learned about themselves *What did you learn about yourself by completing
N themselves in relation to this relation to this career. and how it affected their this research?
career. decisions for the future.
T Service No clear description of A description of the SLP is A clear description of the The SLP description is *Clear description of what the project was and who
the SLP and why/how it was
present, but lacks why/how it
SLP is given, including what
the project was and why/how it
uniquely insightful and
benefitted from the project and how they benefitted.
N Project No evidence of project Minimal evidence of
Student shows evidence of Evidence of project is in
*Why did you choose this project?
T being done. completed project. completed project. more than one format.
During discussion of what
*What did you learn from this project that you can
use as you go forward?
No discussion of what There is only minimal Student discusses what was was learned student gives
was learned from this discussion about what was learned from this service examples of how this *Include evidence of project; pictures, memorabilia,
service project. learned project. information will be helpful in etc.
High School Student discusses 1 area Student discusses 2 areas Student discusses 3 or more Not applicable *Did you talk about how you have matured as a
of growth, how you have of growth, how you have areas of growth, how you have learner or citizen, lessons you have learned during
Career matured as a learner or matured as a learner or matured as a learner or citizen, high school, experiences or individuals that have
citizen citizen etc influenced who you are as a person?
*Did you reference/use your Navigation Binder?
Future Plans Student discusses 1 main Student discusses 2 main Student discusses 3 or more Not applicable *You can include short or long term goals.
point of their future points of their future main points of their future
education and/or career education and/or career plans. education and/or career plans. *Do you know how you will accomplish these plans?
Conclusion Presentation lacks a Conclusion is included but Conclusion is clear and Conclusion provides a *Did you come back to your attention getter?
conclusion or is abrupt and somewhat irrelevant or consistent with presentation challenge and is thought
Clarity and inconsistent with inconsistent with and provides a sense of provoking. *Does conclusion relate to your presentation?
Appropriateness presentation. presentation. completion.
Panel Student is unable to Student struggled to Student is able to answer all Student answers questions *This presentation is all about you, so you should be
answer questions. answer questions. questions. with ease and expertise. able to answer all questions relating to everything you
Questions discussed, including how/where you plan to
Knowledge and accomplish your future plans, probing questions
regarding your service project, and anything else you
may have talked about during the course of your
presentation. Questions are NOT included in ‘talk
Meets Standard: Yes _________ No __________ Subtotal front Page_______ Subtotal back page_______ TOTAL:_______
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Criteria Below Standard Approaching Meets Standard Exceeds Standard Helpful Hints
Voice Quality, Speaker lacks voice Speaker exhibits some Speaker uses an Speaker skillfully uses *Practice out loud, in front of a mirror is helpful
inflection, is difficult to hear voice inflection and can expressive voice and voice inflection to show
and has limited eye contact. be heard most of the time. appropriate volume. confidence and projects voice. *Practice several times
Volume, Speaking Speaker speaks too fast, Speaking may be too Speaking is mostly Speaker has an even *Time yourself to make sure you are within the time frame
L pace, eye contact, too slow, or mumbles. fast or slow at times. evenly paced and delivery pace, acts natural,
enthusiastic. and is at ease. *Speak slowly and clearly
I body language and Speaker shows great Speaker appears
delivery pace. discomfort in speaking by somewhat relaxed by Speaker uses eye There is clear articulation *Use bullets on note cards rather than writing out ideas
V reading from note cards or reading most note cards contact with minimal note and speech is evenly paced word for word.
visual aid and making or visual aid and making reading or looking away with consistent eye contact.
E limited eye contact. some eye contact. with good posture.
R Visual/Multi- Lacks visual or visual is One visual used with One visual used with no Multiple visuals are used. *Font should be 20 -24 on slideshow
of very poor quality. minor errors or is of poor errors. Visual has a They have an attractive
Y Media quality. polished appearance and design, and are professional *Bullet main idea, do NOT write paragraphs. Only
Quality, effort is evident. looking with exceptional exception is a direct quote should be complete and the
effort evident. author given credit.
Visual is not used Visual is not large Visual is large enough
effectively. enough or is not used to read. *Additional visual should enhance presentation, not a just a
effectively. show and tell item i.e. this is my basketball.
Inappropriate multi- Ineffective multi- Appropriate multi- Multi-media met standard *Make sure your flash drive or other equipment will work
media for speech and/or no media for speech and/or media for speech and and it included additional on school computers prior to day of presentation.
electricity or knowledge of how to trouble operating the student used the multi- visual aids that support and
technology) operate multi -media. multi-media equipment. media equipment with enhance presentation.
O Presentation is more Presentation is up to 2 Presentation is between Not applicable. *Again, practice and time yourself
T than 2 minutes over or
minutes over or under
8 and 15 minutes.
*Does NOT include question and answer time.
H Speaker’s clothes are Student’s clothes are Speaker’s clothes are Not applicable. *Look should be professional
E Professional, dirty, messy or appear as if
no attempt whatsoever was
more appropriate for a
regular school day (jeans,
clean and could be worn to
a job interview. *Think Job Interview
R Appropriateness made to dress up for the
t-shirts, sandals etc.) Boys have a shirt with a
collar and slacks without *Ladies be aware of length of dress or shirt and cut of your
holes. Girls are dressed in top.
nice slacks, dress or skirt
Arrival time Not Applicable Not applicable Speaker arrived on time, Not applicable *You need to be at your scheduled place at least 5 minutes
prepared with materials. early.
Meeting Less than 3 of the 3 of the following at 4 of the following at Not applicable *ALL prior years’ components of the culminating project
following at standard by standard by deadlines: standard by deadlines: must be completed to standard before you can present
Deadlines deadlines: service learning service learning proposal, service learning proposal, senior year.
proposal, reflection paper, reflection paper, project reflection paper, project
project verification and verification and senior verification and senior ****If you no-show a scheduled presentation, you will also
senior exemplary works. exemplary works. exemplary works. lose an additional point.
Additional Comments: Subtotal: ___________