Scoring Rubric for Web Pages




Contents


Score Attribute: Purpose/Audience

  • 5.........The Web page has a clear purpose and
    target audience

  • 3 ........The Web page has a clear purpose, but
    lacks a target audience; or, the Web
    page is aimed at a general audience,
    but lacks a clear purpose.

  • 1.........The Web page has neither a clear
    purpose nor a target audience.

    Score Attribute: Content

  • 5.........The content is accurate, updated,
    annotated with sources of information
    and has an authorship statement or
    sponsorship statement and date of
    publication.

  • 3.........The Web page appears to be accurate,
    but is not current or lacks a
    statement of authorship or
    sponsorship.

  • 1.........The Web page has clear errors of fact
    and/or misrepresentations

    Score Attribute: Writing

  • 5..........The writing is clear and grammatically
    correct with correct spelling and
    punctuation

  • 3.........The writing is clear, but there are
    grammatical, spelling, or punctuation
    errors.

  • 1.........The writing is unclear and not easily
    understood. Spelling, punctuation, or
    grammatical errors really detract from
    the page.




    Organization/Structure

    Score Attribute: Format
  • 5......... The page has a clear format with
    headings and/or labels which make the
    page easy to follow. The content is
    organized into an introduction, body,
    and closing.

  • 3......... The format gives mixed messages. There
    are some headings, but the structure
    is loose.

  • 1.......... The page lacks a clear format and
    lacks headings or labels making it
    difficult to follow

    Score Attribute: Navigation

  • 5......... The navigational aids make it easy to
    progress through the site. If a theme
    is present, it is used consistently.

  • 3......... There are few navigational aids and it
    is challenging to locate information.

  • 1........... There are no navigational aids and
    information cannot be located.

    Score Attribute: Links

  • 5......... It has links to at least two other
    sites and an email link for
    suggestions. There is a search
    function for a large site with complex
    organizational structure.

  • 3......... There is one link to another site, but
    the page lacks an email link. For a
    large site, the search engine is
    missing.

  • 1......... There are no links, no email link, and
    no search functions.




    Appearance/Design

    Score Attribute: Colors/Background

  • 5......... The colors of the background and text,
    if used, contribute to the theme of
    the site and have enough contrast to
    be easily readable.

  • 3......... The colors in the background and font
    are reasonable clear, but detract from
    the page by presenting unnecessary
    clutter.

  • 1......... The background and colors make the
    page very difficult to read.

    Score Attribute: Fonts

  • 5 ......... The fonts are easy to read, and are
    sized proportionately for headings and
    text, without being excessively large.

  • 3.......... The fonts are easy to read, but are
    too large or too small for the page.

  • 1......... The fonts are not easy to read.

    Score Attribute: Graphics
  • 5......... The page has graphics/images that add
    to the content and do not clutter the
    page. The size of the graphics and the
    overall file size of the page conform
    to current standards.

  • 3.......... The graphics add to the content of the
    page, but are too large and therefore
    load too slowly.

  • 1.......... The graphics are merely clutter and
    don't contribute to the theme of the
    page.





    Function

    Score Attribute: HTML Code

  • 5.......... The HTML coding is accurate to allow
    links, forms, tables, or other
    features to work. "ALT" tags are used
    for images and the page is
    understandable without the images.

  • 3.......... Most HTML is correct, but alt tags for
    images are missing.

  • 1......... Links, forms, and tables do not work
    exactly as intended. Missing graphics
    leave the page with holes.

    Score Attribute: Loading

  • 5........... The page loads correctly irrespective
    of the browser used: i.e. Netscape or
    Internet Explorer versions in popular
    use.

  • 3......... The page will load in either Netscape
    or I.E., but does not work in the
    other browser or in a lower version of
    the browser in popular use.

  • 1......... The page does not load correctly in
    either Netscape or IE versions in
    popular use.

    Score Attribute: Special Effects

  • 5......... Frames, animation, audio, video and
    other special effects, if used,
    contribute, rather than detract, from
    the page.

  • 3......... Frames, animation, audio, video, etc.
    work, but detract from the page due to
    overuse or clutter.

  • 1......... Special effects were attempted, but do
    not work and therefore detract from
    the page.

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