ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY

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					ADOLESCENT CASE STUDY ASSESSMENT RUBRIC CASE CONTENT (30 points) AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT: Does the case study provide a clear, thorough, detailed picture of the adolescent’s  Social /emotional development & mental health (Can we understand how the student is developing in terms of emotional maturity and as a member of [various] social groups?)  Cognitive and moral development (Can we understand this student as a thinker and a learner? Also where does the person stand on issues of “right and wrong”, civil engagement, etc.)  Physical development (Do we get a sense of the young person’s biological/physiological maturation and development?)  Identity development (Can we understand how this student views his/her emerging sense of self, as a person, a member of racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, or gender groups, and in different domains [academic, athletic, peer, family, etc.] Can we see his/her goals and aspirations, affiliations, perceived constraints?) CONTEXTS FOR DEVELOPMENT (25 points) Does the case provide an adequate understanding of the contexts within which the adolescent is operating and how this influences the person’s development?  School and classroom contexts (Do we get a picture of the kinds of teaching the student experiences? The supports and constraints provided by the school organization?)  Peer context (Do we get a sense of the students’ peer group(s) and how he/she interacts with them?)  Family and home context (Beyond a physical description of the home, how supportive are parents and other family members.)  Community context (Do we understand the community and resources available to the student?) CASE ANALYSIS (35 points)  Synthesis of data across areas of development (Does the author look across the different areas of development to see how they influence one another and to understand the whole child?)  Synthesis of information about contexts and development (Does the author examine how school, family, and peer contexts influence the student’s development in various areas?)  Integration of data with research and theory (Does the author use the literature on adolescent development to interpret his or her findings and to draw well-grounded conclusions?) CASE PRESENTATION (10 points)  Presentation of data (Does the author present information in a careful, thorough, and nonjudgmental fashion, and supply evidencefor all assertions or conclusions?)  Writing style (Is the paper well-organized and wellwritten?)  Proper use of conventions and citations? (Is the paper prepared in accordance with APA publication guidelines?)


				
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