PowerPoint Rubric





ACTIVITY Exemplary 


Partially Proficient  Incomplete 
Research and Note taking         6 points
PPT slides indicate you accurately researched a variety of information sources, recorded and interpreted significant facts, meaningful graphics, accurate sounds and evaluated alternative points of view.
       4 points
PPT slides show you recorded relevant information from multiple sources of information, evaluated and synthesized relevant information.
          2 points
PPT slides show you misinterpreted statements, graphics and failed to identify relevant arguments
         0 points
PPT show you recorded information from four or less resources, did not find graphics or sounds, and ignored alternative points of view.
Introduction          3 points
The introduction presents the overall topic is clear and coherent and draws the audience into the presentation.   
         2 points
The introduction is clear and coherent and relates to the topic.
          1 point
The introduction shows some structure but does not create a strong sense of what is to follow. May be overly detailed or incomplete and is somewhat appealing to the audience.

         0 points
The introduction does not orient the audience to what will follow.


The sequencing is unclear and does not appear interesting or relevant to the audience


         8 points
The content is written clearly and concisely with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information.

The project gives the audience a clear sense of the project's main idea.

Information is accurate and current. 

         6 points
The content is written with a logical progression of ideas and supporting information.

Includes persuasive information from reliable sources.

         4 points
The content is vague in conveying a point of view and does not create a strong sense of purpose.

Includes some persuasive information with few facts.

Some of the information may not seem to fit.

Sources used appear unreliable.

          0 points
The content lacks a clear point of view and logical sequence of information.

Includes little persuasive information and only one or two facts about the topic.

Information is incomplete, out of date and/or incorrect.
Sequencing of ideas is unclear.

Text Elements

           3 points
The fonts are easy-to-read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text.
Use of italics, bold, and indentations enhances readability.

Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point.

The background and colors enhance the readability of text. 

         2 points
Sometimes the fonts are  easy-to-read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability. 

         1 point
Overall readability is difficult with lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold.

         0 points
The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of  text and small point size of fonts, inappropriate contrasting colors, poor use of headings, subheadings, or bold formatting.

Layout         3 points
The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings and white space.
         2 points
The layout uses horizontal and vertical white  space appropriately.
         1 point
The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or uses a distracting background.
        0 points
The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not  use spacing, headings and subheadings to enhance the readability. 
Graphics, Video Sound and/or Animation

         3 points
The graphics, sound and/or animation assist in presenting an overall theme and enhance understanding of concept, ideas and relationships.

Original images and video are created using proper size and resolution, and all images and video enhance the content.

There is a consistent visual theme.

        2 points
The graphics, sound, video and/or animation visually depict material and assist the audience in understanding the flow of information or content.

Original images are used.

Images are proper size, resolution.

         1 point
Some of the graphics, sounds, video and/or animations seem unrelated to the topic/theme and do not enhance the overall concepts.

Most images are clipart or recycled from the WWW.

Images are too large/small in size.

Images are poorly cropped or the color/resolution is fuzzy.

         0 points
The graphics, sounds, video and/or animations are unrelated to the content.

Graphics do not enhance understanding of the content, or are distracting decorations that create a busy feeling and detract from the content.

Writing Mechanics            6 points
The text is written with no errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. 
         4 points
The text is clearly written with little or no editing required for grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
        2 points
Spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors distract or impair readability.
(3 or more errors)
         0 points
Errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, usage and grammar repeatedly distract the reader and major editing and revision is required.
(more than 5 errors)