Website Evaluation Rubric

Website Evaluation Rubric

URL: _______________________________________________________________

Criteria

Bad - 0 pts.

OK - 1 pt.

Good - 2 pts.

Author

no author is given

author is given

author is an expert

Domain

.com (commercial), .net (network)

.org (organization)

.gov (government), .edu (education)

Bias/ Balance

The site is trying to sell you something, persuade you to believe something or only gives one point of view.

The site mostly supports one point of view.

The site is balances and gives all sides of the story.

Current?

no publication date

Date is not current enough for your topic

Date is current enough for your topic

Accuracy

Spelling mistakes, broken links and incorrect facts

Facts seem correct based on your prior knowledge

Facts are supported by a reliable source


Minimum Acceptable Score: 6 out of 10

Total Score

_____/ 10pts.

(modified by K. Dockerty, 6/2013, from the original created by Minda Pengelly, North Arvada Middle School)