Class Discussion Rubric 1

Class Discussion Rubric 1








Professor Connie Mayer
Albany Law School
Legal Profession – Spring 2011

Rubric for Evaluation of Class Participation
Developing
but below
expectations

Accomplished/
Meets
Expectations

(1 points)

Performance
Elements or
Criteria

(2 points)

Student never
contributes to
class
discussion;
fails to
respond to
direct
questions

Few
contributions
to class
discussion;
Seldom
volunteers
but responds
to direct
questions

Proactively
contributes to
class discussion,
asking questions
and respond to
direct questions

Proactively and
regularly
contributes to
class discussion;
Initiates
discussion on
issues related to
class topic

Does not
listen when
others talk,
interrupts, or
makes
inappropriate
comments

Does not
listen
carefully and
comments are
often
nonresponsiv
e to
discussion

Listens and
appropriately
responds to the
contributions of
others

Listens without
interrupting and
incorporates and
expands on the
contributions of
other students

Contributions
, when made,
are off-topic
or distract
class from
discussion

Contributions
are sometimes
off-topic or
distracting

Contributions are
always relevant

Contributions are
relevant and
promote deeper
analysis of the
topic

Student is not
adequately
prepared;
Does not
appear to
have read the
material in
advance of
class

Student has
read the
material but
not closely or
has read only
some of the
assigned
material in
advance of
class

Student has read
and thought
about the
material in
advance of class

Student is
consistently wellprepared;
Frequently raises
questions or
comments on
material outside
the assignment

Inadequate
(0 point)

Level of
Engagement
and active
participation

Listening
Skills

Relevance of
Contributio
n to topic
under
discussion

Preparation

7

Exemplary/Displ
ays leadership
(3 points)

Score