presentation is exactly within the allotted time frame.
|| Whole group
presentation is within 1 minute +/- of allotted time.
presentation is within 2 minutes +/- of allotted time.
presentation is 3 or more minutes above or below the allotted time.
||Presenters worked as part of a team,
introducing team, providing effective transitions to next/previous speaker or making
references to previous/next topics.
||Evidence of team work;
introductions and transitions
to next/previous speaker or topics made for the most part
||Some evidence of team work; some
some elements of introduction and/or transitions to next/previous speaker or topics
||No evidence of team
work; no introductions/ made to next/previous speaker or topics
||Strong and engaging introduction
provides overview of presentation; presentation supports
effective transitions to the
next topic/point; conclusion reinforces main points.
introduction or overview of presentation; conclusion appropriate;
some transitions to the next
||Some overview is given; connection
between introduction and presentation is sometimes unclear;
conclusion is limited OR no introduction/overview or no conclusion;
transitions to next
topic/point mostly missing.
||Introduction does not give overview;
no transitions to the next
topic/point; organization is unclear, or presentation ends without conclusion.
Content / Preparedness
||Content throughout the
presentation is well-researched and presented succinctly; presentation
well-prepared and has obviously been rehearsed.
||Content is presented
succinctly for the most part. Research and preparation are
||Content shows problems
with research and succinct presentation; more preparation of the
material is necessary.
content is disjointed and incoherent; little evidence of
|Main ideas are presented with depth
and effectively supported with facts, vivid details, and engaging
examples. All key elements are included. Several sources (3 +)
are used, mentioned, and cited.
||Main ideas are supported with
appropriate facts, examples, and details. One or two key elements
may be missing; 2-3 sources are used, mentioned, and cited.
||Some main ideas are supported with
facts, examples, or details. More than two key elements are missing;
only 1-2 sources are used OR mentioned/cited inappropriately.
||Main ideas are unclear; facts,
examples, and details are lacking or fail to support ideas;
presentation lacks several key elements or contains inaccuracies; no
sources are used/mentioned/cited.
Speaking Skills /
articulation/pronunciation; proper volume, speaking rate, and pauses. Presenters
show enthusiasm through emphasis.
articulation/pronunciation but not as polished; volume, rate, and
pauses mostly appropriate. Presenters' show of enthusiasm through emphasis is adequate.
||Some mumbling; uneven rate and
volume; some enthusiasm and emphasis
||Volume too high or too low; rate too
fast / slow; speakers seemed uninterested and used monotone;
articulation/pronunciation often not clear
explain content-specific terms and concepts and are easy to follow.
Presenters summarize or paraphrase source material; answer questions
confidently and completely.
content-specific terms and concepts and are easy to follow. Most source
material is summarized or paraphrased; questions answered.
||Presenters use mostly
general terms or use informal language; some source
material may not be summarized or paraphrased; some difficulty
||Presenters use no content-specific terms,
speak in informal language, or are difficult to follow OR do not summarize or paraphrase source material;
answers to questions are incorrect or incomplete.
(Non-verbal communication & appearance)
|Presenters communicate interest in topic with energy and poise, maintain eye contact with audience, use facial expressions
and gestures effectively; posture and appearance convey
confidence and credibility.
interest in topic, maintain eye contact for the most part, use
appropriate facial expressions, gestures, and posture.
Appearance is appropriate.
difficulty communicating interest in topic and maintaining eye
contact. Some facial expressions, gestures, posture, or
appearance may not be appropriate.
||Presenters do not communicate interest in topic; maintain
little eye contact; do not use facial expressions
and gestures effectively; inappropriate posture and/or appearance.
||Visuals are attractive and
effectively enhance the presentation; graphs and tables illustrate important
points effectively; graphics are theme/topic-related.
||Most visuals are attractive;
graphs and tables generally enhance the presentation; graphics are
graphs and tables) could have been used more effectively to
support the content of the presentation.
||Visuals do not include
graphs or tables to support the presentation; graphics are unattractive,
from the content of the presentation OR No theme/content-related
Mechanics / Formatting
||Background, font formats (colors,
size, type), and graphics significantly enhance the presentation; no
misspellings or grammatical errors.
||Background, font formats, and
graphics generally support the readability and content of the
presentation; only 1-2 misspellings or
||Some interference of background, font
formats, or graphics with readability and content of the
presentation; several misspellings or
||Background, font formats, or graphics
make reading and understanding the material difficult OR detract
from the presentation; many misspellings or grammatical errors.
40 = %