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Dr. Christie's Web Site Evaluation

Rubric for Making Websites Magnificent

 
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

Easy to navigate through the site

Custom Search available on each page
Inconsistent structure of pages

Some pages incomplete

Unclear connections among sections

Generally easy to navigate through the site

Custom Search available on home page only
No orientation for visitors

Links of questionable value or no links

Pages are inconsistent

Difficult to navigate in an organized way

Custom Search available on each page

No Custom Search available
 
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)

All information relates to the overall purpose

Complies fully with copyright guidelines

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

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 The layout is clear and easy to follow

Backgrounds and text work well together

Graphical elements are used consistently

Animated gifs are minimal and purposeful

Multimedia adds to the main purpose

Works in all major browsers

Minimum scrolling needed
Layout of most pages is easy to follow

Backgrounds and text do not work well together

Inconsistent or inappropriate graphics

Animated gifs are present, but not purposeful

Multimedia sometimes doesn't add to site

Pages don't work in one major browser

Some scrolling needed
Layout is confusing or inappropriate

Backgrounds and text are ineffective

Graphics only decorative or confusing

Animated gifs dominate

Multimedia unrelated to the topic

Specific browser needed

Vertical and/or horizontal scrolling needed.
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Mechanics Organizational structure is clear and coherent

Grammar, usage and punctuation are correct

Spelling is correct

Site needs little or no editing
Organizational structure is somewhat coherent

Minor problems with grammar, usage, or punctuation

Spelling is usually correct

Site needs some editing
Organizational structure is not clear or coherent

Noticeable errors in grammar, usage or punctuation

Frequent spelling errors

Site needs extensive editing
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
School Information Site is relevant to the school community

Location and type of school are provided in text and visually

Information such as the school calendar is provided

School policies are provided

The school Acceptable Use Policy is clearly stated for students, parents and teachers
Site is somewhat relevant to the school community

Location and type of school are stated

Minimal school information is provided

Some school policies are provided

The school Acceptable Use Policy is provided
Site is not relevant to the school community

Location and type of school are not listed

Little or no school information is provided

School policies are not provided

The school Acceptable Use Policy is not provided
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Audience Site addresses needs and interests of community members, parents, students, and teachers

Site features students' work

Site features students' and teachers' classroom activities and projects
Site addresses needs and interests of some, but not all audiences

Site includes students' work

Site includes students' and teachers' classroom activities and projects
Site does not address needs and interests of community members, parents, students, and teachers

Site does not include students' work

Site does not include classroom activities or projects
 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Links Links are appropriate and informative

Site provides a variety of relevant educational links for the intended audience

External links consistently open in new tab

Links are adequate

Site provides some educational links for the intended audience

External links sometimes open in new tab

Too many unrelated links, or too few links

Site provides few or no educational links for the intended audience

External links open in same tab

 
Exemplary (5 or 4)
Developing (3 or 2)
Emerging (1 or 0)
Curriculum Exemplifies best practices of technology use in education

A full description of curriculum is provided

A full description of extracurricular activities is provided

Unique characteristic of the school/classroom are clearly evident

Student work is clearly featured on the site
Suggests best practices of technology use in education

A limited description of curriculum is provided

A limited description of extracurricular activities is provided

Unique characteristic of the school/classroom are suggested

Some student work is featured on the site
Does not mention best practices of technology use in education

A description of curriculum is not provided

A description of extracurricular activities is not provided

Unique characteristic of the schoo/classrooml are not evident

Little or no student work is featured on the site