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Passion Project(Genius Time) Presentations – Common Core Rubric

Passion Project Presentations – Common Core Rubric


Student Name: ____________________________                     Hour: ________                               Score: ___________

Common Core Standard

4 Advanced

3 Proficient

2 Basic

1 Minimal

0 Insufficient

Presentation Introduction

W.10.2a – Introduce a topic and information to make important connections and distinctions

☐  Introduction includes a captivating opening  that includes the inspiration for the project, an allusion to lessons learned and a roadmap of the presentation

☐  Introduction includes an interesting opening  that includes a reason for the project, an allusion to lessons learned and a roadmap of the presentation

☐  Introduction includes an interesting opening  that includes a reason for the project and a roadmap of the presentation

☐  Introduction includes an interesting opening  that includes a reason for the project

☐  Introduction is missing or is simply a statement of the what the project was

Create a Well Developed Action Plan

W.10.7 -- Conduct sustained research projects to solve a problem demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


☐ The action plan for the project is well  researched, well developed, well informed and  clearly demonstrates that maximum effort was put into discovering the best possible solution

☐ The action plan for the project is well  researched, well developed, well informed and  demonstrates that effort was put into discovering the best possible solution

☐ The action plan for the project is  researched, but seems underdeveloped  and demonstrates that  more effort needed to be put into discovering the best possible solution

☐ The action plan for the project is  researched, but is very underdeveloped  and demonstrates that  little to no effort was put into discovering the best possible solution

☐ The action plan for the project is  not researched, and no effort was put into discovering the best possible solution

Conduct Comprehensive Research

W.10.7 -- Conduct sustained research projects to solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject

☐ The project displays exhaustive research of the problem, the presence of any existing solutions, the development of a new solution and the information necessary to implement that solution successfully

☐ The project displays sufficient research of the problem, the presence of any existing solutions, the development of a new solution and the information necessary to implement that solution successfully

☐ The project displays insufficient research of the problem, the presence of any existing solutions, the development of a new solution and the information necessary to implement that solution resulting in an unsuccessful outcome

☐ The project displays minimal research of the problem, the presence of any existing solutions, the development of a new solution and the information necessary to implement that solution resulting in an unsuccessful outcome

☐ The project displays unacceptable  and/or incomplete research resulting in an unsuccessful  or incomplete outcome

Use Advanced, interactive Research Methods

W.10.8 -- Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative sources, using advanced searches effectively

☐ The project incorporates a vast array of advanced research methods in order to achieve maximum effectiveness (Twitter, community outreach, connections with experts, etc.)

☐ The project incorporates advanced research methods in order to achieve maximum effectiveness (Twitter, community outreach, connections with experts, etc.)

☐ The project incorporates 2 advanced research methods in order to achieve maximum effectiveness (Twitter, community outreach, connections with experts, etc.)

☐ The project incorporates 1 advanced research method (Twitter, community outreach, connections with experts, etc.)

☐ The project does not incorporate any advanced research method s(Twitter, community outreach, connections with experts, etc.)

Explain Your Outcome

W.10.9 -- Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

☐ Presenter insightfully verbalizes what the outcome of the project was, how successful the project was and what specific successes and failures contributed to that outcome.

☐ Presenter insightfully verbalizes what could/should be done differently in the future to reach a more successful resolution




☐ Presenter verbalizes what the outcome of the project was, how successful the project was and what specific successes and failures contributed to that outcome.

☐ Presenter verbalizes what could/should be done differently in the future to reach a more successful resolution

☐ Presenter glosses over what the outcome of the project was, how successful the project was and what specific successes and failures contributed to that outcome.

☐ Presenter glosses over what could/should be done differently in the future to reach a more successful resolution

☐ Presenter makes generic comments about what the outcome of the project was, how successful the project was and what specific successes and failures contributed to that outcome.

☐ Presenter makes generic comments about what could/should be done differently in the future to reach a more successful resolution

☐ Presenter does not comment about what the outcome of the project was, how successful the project was and what specific successes and failures contributed to that outcome.

☐ Presenter does not comment about what could/should be done differently in the future to reach a more successful resolution

Document Your Growth

W.10.2b -- Develop a topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples


☐ Presenter insightfully verbalizes how engaging in this project has helped them grow as a learner, as a community member or as a person  by pointing to specific events during the course of the project

☐ Presenter insightfully verbalizes how engaging in this project has helped them grow as a learner, as a community member or as a person  by providing generic examples from the project

☐ Presenter verbalizes how engaging in this project has helped them grow as a learner, as a community member or as a person  but does not provide examples

☐ Presenter  attempts to verbalize how engaging in this project has helped them grow  but does not provide  sufficient evidence or examples

☐ Presenter  does not attempt to verbalize how engaging in this project has helped them grow

Presentation Conclusion

W.10.2f – Provide a concluding statement that supports the information presented

☐ Conclusion includes a restatement of the main takeaways and insightfully articulates the implications and significance of the project

☐ Conclusion includes a restatement of the main takeaways and articulates the significance of the project

☐ Conclusion includes a restatement of the main takeaways and attempts to articulate the significance of the project

☐ Conclusion includes a restatement of the main takeaways, but the significance of the project is lacking

☐ Conclusion is missing

Presentation is Organized

SL.10.4 -- Present findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning

☐  Presentation is  effectively organized and intuitively moves the audience through the progression of their project

☐  Presentation is  organized and moves the audience through the progression of their project

☐  Presentation is  somewhat disorganized and  loses the audience at times

☐  Presentation is  very disorganized and  loses the audience regularly

☐  Presentation is  so disorganized that the audience can not follow the speaker

Presentation is Powerful

SL.10.5 -- Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to add interest.

☐ Visual aids are seamlessly integrated into the body of the speech to add emphasis

☐ Presentation is polished, professional and demonstrates maximum effort

☐ Presentation is comprised exclusively of original images that document the students’ process

☐ Presentation is engaging, enthusiastic and the speaker’s passion is evident and attempts to excite the audience

☐ Visual aids are integrated into the body of the speech in to add emphasis

☐ Presentation is polished and demonstrates effort

☐ Presentation is comprised primarily of original images that document the students’ process

☐Presentation is engaging, and attempts to interest the audience

☐ Visual aids are integrated into the body of the speech, but lacks emphasis

☐ Presentation is very basic and demonstrates  a general lack of effort

☐ Presentation is comprised  of primarily  stock images that document the students’ process

☐Presentation attempts to connect with the audience, but is somewhat bland

☐ Visual aid is present, but not integrated into the body of the speech

☐ Presentation is haphazard and demonstrates  minimal effort

☐ Presentation is comprised entirely stock images

☐Presentation is informative, but makes no attempt to engage the audience

☐ Visual aid is illegible, un-viewable or missing

☐ Presentation is very poorly done and exhibits no real effort

☐ Presentation is  contains inadequate images

☐Presentation makes no attempt to engage the audience


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