Oral Presentation Rubric







points are clearly made and all evidence supports thesis

many good points made but there is an uneven balance and little variation

great deal of information that is not clearly connected to the thesis

Thesis not clear; information included that does not support thesis in any way

Coherence and Organization

Thesis is clearly stated and developed; well organized; flows together well; good transitions;  

Most information presented in logical sequence; generally very well organized but better transitions from idea to idea and medium to medium needed

Concept and ideas are loosely connected; lacks clear transitions; flow and organization are choppy

Presentation does not flow; development of thesis is vague; no apparent logical order of presentation

Vocabulary Excellent use of the learnt vocabulary and expressions Medium use of learnt of learnt vocabulary and expressions Little use of learnt of learnt vocabulary and expressions Poor use of learnt of learnt vocabulary and expressions


Balanced use of multimedia materials; properly used to develop thesis; use of media is varied and appropriate

Use of multimedia not as varied and not as well connected to thesis

Choppy use of multimedia materials; multimedia not clearly connected to thesis

ineffective use of multimedia; imbalance in use of materials—too much of one, not enough of another

Speaking Skills

Poised, clear articulation; proper volume; steady rate; good posture and eye contact; enthusiasm; confidence

Clear articulation but not as polished

Some mumbling; little eye contact; uneven rate; little or no expression

Inaudible or too loud; no eye contact; rate too slow/fast; speaker seemed uninterested and used monotone

Audience Response

Involved the audience in the presentation; points made in creative way; held the audience's attention throughout

Presented facts with some interesting "twists"; held the audience's attention most of the time

Some related facts but went off topic and lost the audience; mostly presented facts with little or no imagination

Incoherent; audience lost interest and could not determine the point of the presentation

Length of Presentation

Within two minutes of allotted time +/–

Within four minutes of allotted time +/–

Within six minutes of allotted time +/–

Too long or too short; ten or more minutes above or below the allotted time