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PSYC 255

General Instructions Discussion Board Forum Grading Rubric

Reviewed April 13, 2018

 Advanced 90-100% (A)Proficient 70-89% (B-C)Developing 1-69% (< D)Not present
     
Initial Post Thread

30 points total.

 

Content up to 21 points.

(70%)

 

 

Content 19 to 21 points

 

The initial thread meets or exceeds all content and format requirements.

· All key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread. This includes substantial content related to the course content. Content is on-topic.

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· Required word count (at least 250 words) is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references (including a heading for references) are listed as assigned in the instructions.

Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

 

 

 

 

Content 15 to 18 points

 

The initial thread meets most of the content and format requirements.

· All key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread. This includes substantial content related to the course content. Content is on-topic.

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· Required word count (at least 250 words) is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references (including a heading for references) are listed as assigned in the instructions.

Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

 

 

 

Content 1 to 14 points

 

The initial thread meets some of the content and format requirements.

· All key components of the Discussion Board Forum prompt are answered in the thread. This includes substantial content related to the course content. Content is on-topic.

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· Required word count (at least 250 words) is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references (including a heading for references) are listed as assigned in the instructions.

Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

 

 

 

 

0 points

Not present

Mechanics and Format up to 9 points. (30%)

 

Mechanics/Format

8 to 9 points

· Current APA-formatted citations and references are listed and properly formatted.

Proper spelling and grammar are used throughout the post.

Mechanics/Format 6 to 7 points

· Current APA-formatted citations and references are listed and properly formatted.

Proper spelling and grammar are used throughout the post.

Mechanics/Format 1 to 5

· Current APA-formatted citations and references are listed and properly formatted.

Proper spelling and grammar are used throughout the post.

 
     
Reply One

15 points total.

 

Content up to 10 points. (70%)

 

 

 

 

Content

9 to 10 points

 

First reply meets or exceeds content and format requirements

 

· Each reply expounds on and/or contributes to the thread.

· A contribution is made to the discussion.

· Follows the instructions for the reply post.

· Required word count (at least 100 words) for the reply is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references are listed as as assigned in the instructions. Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

· Proper spelling and grammar throughout.

 

 

Content

7 to 8 points

 

First reply meets most of the content and format requirements

 

· Each reply expounds on and/or contributes to the thread.

· A contribution is made to the discussion.

· Follows the instructions for the reply post.

· Required word count (at least 100 words) for the reply is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references are listed as as assigned in the instructions. Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

· Proper spelling and grammar throughout.

 

 

Content

1 to 6 points

 

First reply meets some of the content and format requirements

 

· Each reply expounds on and/or contributes to the thread.

· A contribution is made to the discussion.

· Follows the instructions for the reply post.

· Required word count (at least 100 words) for the reply is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references are listed as as assigned in the instructions. Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

· Proper spelling and grammar throughout.

 

 

0 points

 

Not present

     
Mechanics/

Format up to 5 points. (30%)

 

Mechanics/Format

4.5 to 5 points

· The in-text citations and references demonstrate proper APA formatting as assigned for the specific Discussion Board Forum. Note: Properly formatting these is part of the mechanics/format.

 

Mechanics/Format

3.5 to 4.5

· The in-text citations and references demonstrate proper APA formatting as assigned for the specific Discussion Board Forum. Note: Properly formatting these is part of the mechanics/format.

 

Mechanics/Format

1 to 3.5

· The in-text citations and references demonstrate proper APA formatting as assigned for the specific Discussion Board Forum. Note: Properly formatting these is part of the mechanics/format.

 

 
     
Reply Two

15 points total.

 

Content up to 10 points. (70%)

 

 

Content

9 to 10 points

 

Second reply meets or exceeds content and format requirements

· Each reply expounds on and/or contributes to the thread.

· A contribution is made to the discussion.

· Follows the instructions for the reply post.

· Required word count (at least 100 words) for the reply is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references are listed as as assigned in the instructions. Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

· Proper spelling and grammar throughout.

 

Content

7 to 8 points

 

Second reply meets most of the content and format requirements

· Each reply expounds on and/or contributes to the thread.

· A contribution is made to the discussion.

· Follows the instructions for the reply post.

· Required word count (at least 100 words) for the reply is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references are listed as as assigned in the instructions. Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

· Proper spelling and grammar throughout.

 

Content

1 to 6 points

 

Second reply meets some of the content and format requirements

· Each reply expounds on and/or contributes to the thread.

· A contribution is made to the discussion.

· Follows the instructions for the reply post.

· Required word count (at least 100 words) for the reply is met.

· Communication follows Student Expectations .

· Textbook concepts are appropriately applied.

· APA-formatted in-text citations and references are listed as as assigned in the instructions. Note: Listing these is part of the assigned content.

· Proper spelling and grammar throughout.

 

0 points

 

Not present

     
Mechanics/

Format up to 5 points. (30%)

 

Mechanics/Format

4.5 to 5 points

· The in-text citations and references demonstrate proper APA formatting as assigned for the specific Discussion Board Forum. Note: Properly formatting these is part of the mechanics/format.

 

Mechanics/Format

3.5 to 4.5

· The in-text citations and references demonstrate proper APA formatting as assigned for the specific Discussion Board Forum. Note: Properly formatting these is part of the mechanics/format.

 

Mechanics/Format

1 to 3.5

· The in-text citations and references demonstrate proper APA formatting as assigned for the specific Discussion Board Forum. Note: Properly formatting these is part of the mechanics/format.

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