Journey to Excellence

Explanation of Evaluation Key

The following is an example of what kind of group/student is represented by the numerical figure. Teachers can modify this to fit the actual product and class personality.

5 - Excellent
Finished product is exemplary and shows clear, focused understanding of the activity/product/project. There is clarity and focus and the material is engaging. Students completed all objectives for the activity/product/project completely and thoroughly. The works shows insight and creativity. The organization enhances the central ideas of the activity/product/project.

The student/group works exceptionally well, is organized, helpful, creative and has lots of ideas to share with the rest of the groups. This individual/group always stays on task.
4 - Very Good
Finished product is clear, focused and interesting. The material is interesting. There is clarity and focus. All the objectives for the activity/product/project were completed but lack thoroughness. Finished product shows creativity. Organization of the material is good.

The student/group in this category works very well and is organized, helpful, creative, and shares ideas with the rest of the groups. This individual/group generally stays on task.
3 - Fair
The finished product is clear and focused. The ideas presented are easily understood. Some of the objectives for the activity/product/project are supported although in a limited fashion. Organization is clear. Finished product shows some creativity.

The student/group in this category works well, but is not organized and needs help focusing on the main issues. Student/group needs help staying on task.
2 - Weak
The finished product is unclear and disorganized. The ideas are inconsistent or skeletal. The objectives for the activity/product/project are not sufficiently supported with content. The work lacks creativity.

The student/group in this category lacks organization and needs to be constantly prodded by the teacher to get to work.
1 - Unsatisfactory
The finished project is off the mark and lacks a central idea or purpose. Organization of the material seems haphazard and disjointed.

The student/group is not focused. The student/group seem to lack a sense of involvement or commitment to the product/activity/project.
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