Oral_Comm_discussion_rubric by qingyunliuliu


									                                         EXAMPLE Rubric for Liberal Studies
                             Student Learning Outcomes in Effective Oral Communication
                      (for assessing interpersonal communication, i.e. small group discussions)

      OBJECTIVES                   ADVANCED                PROFICIENT                      NOVICE                UNSATISFACTORY

Organization and             Uses words, terms,        Uses                      Uses confusing words            Uses confusing
Development                  and examples which        understandable            and terms; uses                 words, terms,
Discover, organize and       others clearly            words and terms,          examples which, to a            and/or examples
deliver content that is      understand.               but needs examples        limited degree, help            which listener
adapted to the audience,                               to clarify major          listener understand.            does not
purpose, and context                                   ideas.                                                    understand.
Vocal Delivery               Always speaks in an       Speaks in a voice         Speaks in a voice which         Speaks in a voice
Use appropriate verbal       understandable            which is generally        is generally                    which is
and non-verbal               voice, using clear        understandable;           understandable;                 frequently difficult
communication delivery       tone, enunciation,        sometimes tone,           sometimes tone,                 to understand due
techniques (e.g.,            and reasonable            enunciation or pace       enunciation or pace             to poor tone,
loudness, gestures,          pace; message is          interferes with           interferes with message;        enunciation or
posture, eye contact,        clearly received and      message; adjusts          needs listener requests         pace even after
language)                    facial                    delivery when             to modify delivery of           listener requests
                             expressions, eye          listener does not         message. Facial                 to repeat
                             contact with group        understand. Facial        expressions, eye contact        message.
                             members, contribute to    expressions, eye          with group members,
                             successful delivery.      contact with group        distract from delivery.
                                                       members, assist in
                                                       clear delivery.

Interaction                  Is always attentive       Is attentive to           Is occasionally                 Is consistently
Listen actively and          to others when they       others when they          inattentive to others           inattentive to
respond thoroughly and       speak. Asks               speak; is                 when they speak;                others when they
thoughtfully to              questions when he         occasionally              distracts others'               speak for a wide
questions.                   or she does not           distracted by others.     listening. Asks questions       variety of reasons.
                             understand what is        Asks questions            when he or she does not         Exhibits little or
                             being said;               when he or she does       understand what is              no interest in
                             questions are             not understand what       being said; many                information being
                             pertinent to main         is being said; some       questions are not               shared; no
                             ideas. Puts self in       questions may not         pertinent and do not            information
                             others' shoes;            be pertinent to main      allow the speaker to            seeking questions
                             accepts and               ideas. Puts self in       effectively communicate         are asked. Does
                             understands the           others' shoes;            main ideas. Finds it            not accept others'
                             feelings and              accepts and               difficult to accept others'     feelings.
                             motivations of            understands the           feelings.
                             others.                   feelings and
                                                       motivations of
Documentation and            New ideas and             Contributions to the      Opinions are stated as facts    No facts or
Supporting Material          contributions are         group are generally       and support for ideas is        documentation are
Create and use               shared, supported by      supported by              limited or lacking.             presented. Little or
appropriate supporting       facts (distinguished      facts (generally          Contributions to the group      no contribution to the
materials and                from opinion),            distinguished from        are still in the development.   group.
presentation aids            examples, analogies,      opinion),
                             statistics, or personal   documentation,
                             experience, etc.;         examples, analogies,
                                                       statistics, or personal
                                                       experience, etc. but
                                                       may need more

This rubric was created using sources from these websites:

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory http://www.nwrel.org/assessment/pdfRubrics/groupassess.PDF
                                        EXAMPLE Rubric for Liberal Studies
                           Student Learning Outcomes in Effective Oral Communication:
                    (for assessing interpersonal communication, i.e. small group discussions)
                                                   Likert Scale

EVALUATION CRITERIA (STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES)                  HIGH                           LOW   N/A

Organization and Development
                                                                   5        4     3      2       1    5
Vocal Delivery
                                                                   5        4     3      2       1    5
                                                                   5        4     3      2       1    5

Documentation and Supporting Material
                                                                   5        4     3      2       1    5

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