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Dr. Christie's Web Site Evaluation

Rubric 1 - All Sites

 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Inviting opening page draws the visitor inside

Details are logical and effective

Layout of pages provides good direction

How to explore an idea is clear

Clear connection among sections

Easy to navigate through the site
Inconsistent structure of pages

Some inconsistent sequencing

Some pages incomplete

Some links disjointed or lack purpose

Unclear connections among sections

Generally easy to navigate through the site
No orientation for visitors

Frequent inconsistent sequencing

Pages lack closure

Links of questionable value or no links

Pages are inconsistent

Difficult to navigate in an organized way
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Information Information is accurate

Information is current (site has been updated within the last two months)

Content connections clear

Information relevant and valuable to intended audience

All information relates to the overall purpose

Complies fully with copyright guidelines

Provides contact infor-mation, name of site and revision date on each page
Information not always clear

Information is relatively current (site up-dated within the last six months)

Content connections not always clear

Information not always relevant or valuable to intended audience

Strong purpose not demonstrated

Complies with some, but not all copyright guidelines

Provides contact infor-mation, name of site and revision date on opening page only
Information incomplete or inaccurate

Information is not current (site not updated within the last year)

Little or no overall context for information

Value of information is unclear or irrelevant

Lacks sense of purpose or central theme

Obvious copyright infringements

Does not provide contact information or revision date
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Presentation Web site is clearly identified and easy to find

The layout is clear and easy to follow

Backgrounds and text work well together

Graphical elements are used consistently

Multimedia adds to the main purpose

Links are appropriate and informative
Web site easy to find

Layout of most pages is easy to follow

Backgrounds and text do not work well together

Inconsistent or inappropriate graphics

Multimedia sometimes doesn't add to site

Links are adequate
Web site hard to find

Layout is confusing or inappropriate

Backgrounds and text are ineffective

Graphics only decorative or confusing

Multimedia unrelated to the topic

Too many unrelated links, or too few links
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Technical Aspects Links work properly

Graphics are optimized

Works in all major browsers

Works in text only mode

Multimedia resources work properly
Not all links work properly

Graphics are generally optimized

Pages don't work in both major browsers

Text-only mode could be improved

Multimedia resources work most of the time
Links don't work properly

Graphic elements not optimized

Specific browser needed

Text-only mode does not work

Multimedia resources fail to work, or plug-in not provided
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Mechanics Organizational structure is clear and coherent

Grammar and usage are correct

Punctuation is correct

Spelling is correct

Site needs little or no editing
Organizational structure is somewhat coherent

Minor problems with grammar or usage

Internal punctuation sometimes missing or wrong

Spelling is usually correct

Site needs some editing
Organizational structure is not clear or coherent

Noticeable errors in grammar or usage

Many punctuation mistakes

Frequent spelling errors

Site needs extensive editing