Public Policy Infographic Rubric

Criteria

10-9 points

8 points

7 points

6 points

5 points

Current public policy

Clearly identifies current public policy(ies) with specific examples and details.

Item clearly labeled on infographic.

Clearly identifies current public policy(ies).

Item clearly labeled on infographic.

General identification of current public policy..

Attempts to identify the public policy but provides weak facts and is vague.

• Does not have grasp of the public policy

• Does not clearly define the public policy and provides weak or no support/ideas

Social conditions related to the issue

More than four social conditions clearly identified with a specific examples.

Three to four social conditions clearly identified with a specific examples.

Three social conditions mentioned, but examples are not specific.

Attempts to identify the social conditions but provides weak facts, and/or statistics, which do not adequately support the subject.

• Does not have grasp of the social conditions

• Does not clearly define the social conditions and provides weak or no support/ideas

Players in disagreement

Identifies players on opposing sides with three or more specific examples.

Identifies players on opposing sides with one or two specific examples.

Identifies players on opposing sides but includes minimal specific examples.

Attempts to identify the players in disagreement but provides weak facts, and/or examples, which do not adequately support the subject.

• Does not have grasp of the players in disagreement

• Does not clearly define the policy sides/players in disagreement and provides weak or no support/ideas

Administrative acts

Discusses types of administrative actions and identifies two or more that the government has taken. as well as possible new actions that they may take.

Discusses types of administrative actions and identifies a specific action that the government has taken.

Discusses types of administrative actions the government may take in a general manner.

Attempts to identify the administrative acts but provides weak facts, and/or examples, which do not adequately support the subject.

• Does not have grasp of the administrative acts

• Does not clearly define the administrative acts and provides weak or no support/ideas

Judicial decisions

Discusses multiple judicial decisions with a discussion of specifics from the court case.

Discusses a judicial decision with a discussion of specifics from the court case.

Discusses judicial decisions in a general manner.

Attempts to identify the judicial decisions but provides weak facts, and/or examples, which do not adequately support the subject.

• Does not have grasp of the judicial decisions

• Does not clearly identify the judicial decisions and provides weak or no support/ideas

Proposed options

Discusses multiple proposed options from each side with specific examples and details.

Identifies a proposed option from both sides with one or two specific examples.

Identifies a proposed option, but examples are not specific.

Attempts to identify the players in disagreement but provides weak facts, and/or examples, which do not adequately support the subject.

• Does not have grasp of the proposed options

• Does not clearly define the proposed options and provides weak or no support/ideas

statistics

Identifies statistics from multiple proposed options with specific examples and details.

Identifies statistics for only one side of the issue.

Identifies statistics but provides weak facts, and/or examples, which do not adequately support the subject or may be off topic.

Attempts to identify statistics but provides weak facts, and/or examples, which do not adequately support the subject.

• Does not have grasp of the stats

• Does not clearly define the statistics and provides weak or no support/ideas

current issues and controversies

Identifies a current issue and controversy from each of the opposing sides with one or two specific examples.

Identifies a current issue and controversy with specific details and facts.

Identifies a current issue and controversy but includes minimal specific examples.

Attempts to identify the current issues and controversies but provides weak facts, and/or examples, which do not adequately support the subject.

• Does not have grasp of the current issues and controversies

 • Does not clearly define the current issues and controversies and provides weak or no support/ideas

Graphic Design

The graphics used represent the information appropriately. Color, shape, size, and arrangement of graphics and text contribute to the overall message and is easily read. The design/layout is neat, clear, and visually appealing. Capitalization, punctuation, and grammar are correct throughout. Components are clearly identified/labeled

Most of the graphic represents the information appropriately. Color, shape, size, and arrangement of graphics and text contribute to some meaning. Is attractive in terms of design, layout, and neatness. There are a few errors in capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Most components are labeled

All graphics relate to the topic, but do not represent appropriately. Color, shape, size, and arrangement are present but do not add to the information. Is acceptably attractive though it may be a bit messy. There are a few errors in capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Some of the components are labeled.

Graphics do not relate to the topic. Color, shape, size, and arrangement are distracting or misleading. Graphic is distractingly messy, unattractive, or very poorly designed. There are a many errors in capitalization, punctuation, and grammar Some of the components are labeled.

Graphics do not relate to the topic. Color, shape, size, and arrangement are distracting or misleading. Graphic is distractingly messy, unattractive, or very poorly designed. There are a many errors in capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Most or none of the components are labeled.

Delivery

• Holds attention of the audience throughout.

• Speaks with fluctuation in volume and inflection to maintain audience interest and emphasize key points.

• Significantly increases audience understanding and knowledge of topic.

• Holds most of the audience’s attention, but not all.

• Speaks with satisfactory variation of volume and inflection

• Raises audience understanding and awareness of the public policy issue.

• Not very good at holding the audience’s attention

• Speaks in uneven volume with little or no inflection

• Raises audience understanding and knowledge of some points

• Speaks in low volume and/or monotonous tone, which causes audience to disengage

• Fails to increase audience understanding of knowledge of topic

• Speaks in low volume and/or monotonous tone, which causes audience to disengage

• Fails to increase audience understanding of knowledge of topic