User:Matt/Hubbard System

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The Hubbard System is a marking rubric for a wiki article, in particular for MicroWiki. Anyone can use the rubric, however, only Matthew Hubbard and editors authorised by Matthew can rank the wiki articles using the {{Hubbard}} template.

Wiki Article Marking Rubric
ELEMENT Exemplary 3 Proficient 2 Partially Proficient 1 Unsatisfactory 0 POINTS
Content Provides a fresh and balanced perspective on the topic. Provides original ideas with a minimum of personal bias. Provides one or two original ideas which include some personal bias. Does not provide any original ideas and personal bias is obvious. ____/3
Provides comprehensive insight, understanding, and reflective thought about the topic. Provides a moderate amount of insight, understanding, and reflective thought about the topic. Provides only minimal understanding or reflective thought about the topic. Provides no understanding or reflective thought about the topic. ____/3
Explains all ideas clearly and concisely in a logical progression with effective supporting evidence. Explains most ideas clearly and concisely with supporting evidence. Incompletely explains ideas and does not effectively use supporting evidence. Fails to explain ideas clearly, and does not use any supporting evidence. ____/3
Presents all information in a style that is appealing and appropriate for the intended audience. Presents information in a style that is generally appropriate for the intended audience. Presents information in a style that is often inappropriate for the intended audience. Presents information in a disjointed, unpolished style which is inappropriate for the intended audience ____/3
Organization Uses a consistent organizational structure that includes grouping related information, defines specialized vocabulary and/or provides a table of contents. Uses an organizational structure that groups some but not all, related information, defines specialized vocabulary and/or provides a table of contents. Uses a loosely defined organizational structure that attempts to group similar items. Fails to provide a consistent organizational structure, and information is difficult to locate. ____/3
Text Layout Makes frequent and effective use of headings, fonts, bullet points and white space to enhance the content’s visual appeal and increase readability. Makes occasional use of headings, fonts, bullet points and white space to enhance the content’s visual appeal and increase readability. Makes minimal use of headings, fonts, bullet points and white space to enhance visual appeal and readability. Makes no use of headings, fonts, bullet points or white space to enhance visual appeal and readability. ____/3
Hyperlinks Includes links to websites or documents that enhance the information presented.

Connects to relevant, up-to-date resources.

Includes links to websites or documents, but not all links enhance the information presented.

Connects to resources that are usually relevant and up-to-date.

Includes links to websites or documents which add little value to the information presented.

Connects to many outdated resources which appear to have only a minimal connection to the topic.

Does not include any links or the links selected are of poor quality and do not add any value to the information presented.

Connects to outdated resources which have no connection to the topic.

____/3
Graphics and Multimedia Selects high-quality graphics and multimedia when appropriate to enhance and clarify the content.

Acknowledges all image and multimedia sources with captions or annotations.

Selects graphics and multimedia which are mostly high quality and enhance and clarify the content.

Acknowledges most image and multimedia sources with captions or annotations.

Selects many low-quality graphics and multimedia which do not enhance the content.

Acknowledges only a few multimedia and image sources and uses incomplete captions or annotations.

Selects no graphics, or uses only low-quality graphics and multimedia which do not enhance the content.

Fails to acknowledge any image or multimedia sources, either with a caption or an annotation.

____/3
Citation Consistently uses standard bibliographic format to cite sources.

Accurately cites all sources of information to support the credibility and authority of the information presented.

Uses standard bibliographic format to cite sources most of the time.

Most sources are cited accurately, and support the credibility of the information presented.

Does not use standard bibliographic format to cite sources, and citations are incomplete.

Few sources are cited accurately, and they fail to adequately support the credibility of the information presented.

Does not cite any sources.

Does not provide any accurate information about the sources used.

____/3
Writing Mechanics Edits the text with no errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Edits the text with minor additional editing required for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. Edits the text, but errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling distract or impair readability.

(three or more errors)

Edits the text but numerous errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling repeatedly distract the reader and major revision is required.

(more than five errors)

____/3
TOTAL POINTS ___/30

Compare

28/30 - Should have Good/Featured article status

20/30 - With a bit of work this could be a good article soon

15/30 - Your average joe

10/30 - Needs a bit of work done?

10/30 - {{Poor}} template needed

0/30 - Should not be on MicroWiki/Is the article empty?