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					                                                                                          EAST WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL
                                                                                    SCHOOL-WIDE RUBRIC DRAFT November 5, 2008

                                              Advanced 87%↑                                    Proficient 86% - 70%                                   Below Basic 69%↓                       Comments
CONTENT                       Always:                                              Frequently:                                          Rarely:
KNOWLEDGE AND                     Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of           Demonstrates an understanding of the core           Demonstrates a basic understanding of the
ENDURING                           the core content                                     content                                              core content
UNDERSTANDING:                    Applies understanding in an insightful and          Applies understanding in a manner which             Applies understanding including a
Student shows a strong             clear manner                                         includes a summarization of the material             summarization of the material
knowledge base and an             Demonstrates the ability to interpret and           Demonstrates the fundamental ability to             Demonstrates the fundamental ability to
understanding of the               evaluate specific elements                           interpret and evaluate                               interpret and evaluate
content covered in this           Provides well-constructed, valid and                Provides conclusions and/or solutions               Provides conclusions and/or solutions
class. Student applies this        reasonable conclusions and/or solutions             Expresses an appreciation of the arts which         Expresses an appreciation of the arts which
understanding in multiple         Expresses an appreciation of the arts which          includes personal feelings, beliefs and              includes personal feelings, beliefs and
ways.                              includes personal feelings, beliefs and              individual style through the utilization of a        individual style through the utilization of a
                                   individual style through the utilization of a        creative process                                     creative process
                                   creative process
EFFECTIVE                     Speaking                                             Speaking                                             Speaking
COMMUNICATION:                Always:                                              Frequently:                                          Rarely:
Student communicates              Demonstrates ability to engage audience             Demonstrates ability to engage audience             Demonstrates ability to engage audience
effectively by speaking,          Effectively conveys meaning and purpose             Conveys meaning and purpose of task                 Conveys meaning and purpose of task
reading, and writing in            of task                                             Speaks clearly with proper voice                    Speaks clearly with proper voice
various modes. Student            Speaks clearly with proper voice                     projection, enunciation and pronunciation            projection, enunciation and pronunciation
utilizes resources to              projection, enunciation and pronunciation           Varies pitch, uses inflection, appropriate          Varies pitch, uses inflection, appropriate
support interpretation,           Varies pitch, uses inflection, appropriate           rate of delivery, facial expressions and             rate of delivery, facial expressions and
connection and critical            rate of delivery, facial expressions and             good posture                                         good posture
stances.                           good posture                                        Demonstrates comprehension, asks and                Demonstrates comprehension, asks and
                                  Demonstrates comprehension, asks and                 answers questions appropriately                      answers questions appropriately
                                   answers questions appropriately                 Reading                                              Reading
                              Reading                                              Frequently:                                          Rarely:
                              Always:                                                  Uses reading strategies to reflect, revise,         Uses reading strategies to reflect, revise,
                                  Uses reading strategies to reflect, revise,          reshape and/or deepen initial                        reshape and/or deepen initial
                                   reshape and/or deepen initial                        understanding                                        understanding
                                   understanding                                       Makes connections between the text, other           Makes connections between the text, other
                                  Makes connections between the text, other            texts, self, and/or outside experience               texts, self, and/or outside experience
                                   texts, self, and/or outside experience              Supports connections with examples from             Supports connections with examples from
                                  Supports connections with examples from              the text                                             the text
                                   the text
                              Writing                                              Writing                                              Writing
                              Always:                                              Frequently:                                          Rarely:
                                  Contains ideas that are insightful and              Contains some ideas that are insightful and         Contains ideas that are insightful and
                                   original                                             original                                             original
                                  Ideas are richly supported and developed            Ideas are supported and developed with              Ideas are supported and developed with
                                   with accurate and relevant information               some accurate and relevant information               little accurate and relevant information
                                  Demonstrates a thorough and in-depth                Demonstrates an understanding of his/her            Demonstrates a basic understanding of
                                   understanding of his/her position                    position                                             his/her position
                                  Effectively conveys meaning and purpose             Conveys meaning and purpose of his/her              Conveys meaning and purpose of his/her
                                   of his/her position                                  position                                             position
                                  Maintains organization throughout the               Maintains organization throughout the               Maintains organization throughout the
                                   work                                                 work                                                 work
                                  Writes fluently and applies the rules of            Writes fluently and applies the rules of            Writes fluently and applies the rules of
                                   standard English                                     standard English                                     standard English
                                  Demonstrates use of source documentation            Demonstrates use of source documentation            Demonstrates use of source documentation
                                                  Advanced                                           Proficient                                       Below Basic                      Comments
PROBLEM SOLVING:               Always:                                           Frequently:                                        Rarely:
Student assesses                  Demonstrates a deep understanding of the          Demonstrates an understanding of the              Demonstrates an understanding of the
problems, compiles data            context of the problem.                            context of the problem.                            context of the problem.
through experimentation           Develops a coherent and efficient strategy        Develops an acceptable strategy                   Develops a strategy (strategies) and
and outside resources, and         (strategies) and correctly applies them to         (strategies) and correctly applies them to         correctly applies them to solve the problem
identifies and applies             solve the problem                                  solve the problem                                 Analyzes the validity and relevance of the
problem solving strategies        Clearly analyzes the validity and relevance       Analyzes the validity and relevance of the         collected data
to draw viable                     of the collected data                              collected data                                    Demonstrates an ability to organize and
conclusions.                      Demonstrates an ability to effectively            Demonstrates an ability to organize and            communicate work, solutions and/or
                                   organize and communicate work, solutions           communicate work, solutions and/or                 conclusions that include data
                                   and/or conclusions that include data               conclusions that include data

EMERGING                       Always:                                           Frequently:                                        Rarely:
TECHNOLOGY:                       Clearly and completely researches using a         Researches using a wide variety of                Researches using a wide variety of
Student utilizes and               wide variety of traditional and electronic         traditional and electronic data sources            traditional and electronic data sources
integrates technology to           data sources                                      Analyzes the validity and relevance of            Analyzes the validity and relevance of
acquire and apply                 Clearly analyzes the validity and relevance        Internet sources                                   Internet sources
knowledge.                         of Internet sources                               Demonstrates knowledge of the utilization         Demonstrates knowledge of the utilization
                                  Demonstrates knowledge of the utilization          of a variety of technological sources              of a variety of technological sources
                                   of a variety of technological sources             Interpret and synthesizes information             Interpret and synthesizes information
                                  Interpret and synthesizes information              coherently and insightfully                        coherently and insightfully
                                   coherently and insightfully


DIVERSITY                      Always:                                           Frequently:                                        Rarely:
AWARENESS: Student                Exhibits an understanding of what defines         Exhibits an understanding of what defines         Exhibits an understanding of what defines
demonstrates an                    culture.                                           culture.                                           culture.
awareness of cross-               Demonstrates a respect for cultural               Demonstrates a respect for cultural               Demonstrates a respect for cultural
cultural appreciation,             diversity                                          diversity                                          diversity
knowledge of global               Applies a logical approach when studying          Applies a logical approach when studying          Applies an approach when studying
dynamics, understanding            cultural issues                                    cultural issues                                    cultural issues
of human choices and              Demonstrates an awareness of multiple             Demonstrates an awareness of multiple             Demonstrates an awareness of multiple
recognition multiple and           perspectives while addressing issues and           perspectives while addressing issues and           perspectives while addressing issues and
diverse perspectives.              problems to be solved                              problems to be solved                              problems to be solved

SOCIAL/CIVIC                   Always:                                           Frequently:                                        Rarely:
EXPECTATIONS:                     Behaves in a manner that promotes a               Behaves in a manner that promotes a               Behaves in a manner that promotes a
Student shows a                    positive and productive learning                   positive and productive learning                   positive and productive learning
responsible, positive              environment                                        environment                                        environment
attitude, contributes to the      Displays responsibility for his/her actions       Displays responsibility for his/her actions       Displays responsibility for his/her actions
community both within              and interacts respectfully with others in          and interacts respectfully with others in          and interacts respectfully with others in
and outside of the school,         multiple situations                                multiple situations                                multiple situations
and demonstrates respect          Demonstrates attitudes which lead to              Demonstrates attitudes which lead to              Demonstrates attitudes which lead to
for themselves, others,            becoming a life-long learner                       becoming a life-long learner                       becoming a life-long learner
and the school.                   Displays a value for, and a belief in             Displays a value for, and a belief in             Displays a value for, and a belief in
                                   teamwork through participation in a                teamwork through participation in a                teamwork through participation in a
                                   variety of activities                              variety of activities                              variety of activities
                                  Demonstrates an awareness of citizenship          Demonstrates an awareness of citizenship          Demonstrates an awareness of citizenship
                                   and civic responsibility                           and civic responsibility                           and civic responsibility
                                  Demonstrates the ability to process               Demonstrates the ability to process               Demonstrates the ability to process
                                   knowledge in order to interact                     knowledge in order to interact                     knowledge in order to interact
                                   appropriately with social/civic issues             appropriately with social/civic issues             appropriately with social/civic issues
                                  Understands the skills needed to live a           Understands the skills needed to live a           Understands the skills needed to live a
                                   healthy and balanced lifestyle                     healthy and balanced lifestyle                     healthy and balanced lifestyle