Capstone Research Paper Rubric
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Evaluation Rubric for Capstone Research Paper
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Reader Guidelines

The First Reader and Second Reader should separately indicate the appropriate score for each of the nine rubric elements (each row) and then work together to determine what score (4, 3, 2, or 1) should be entered at the right for that element. The TOTAL SCORE, which is the sum of the scores for the nine elements, should be entered at the far right of the last row. The final grade for the capstone research paper can be determined by using the legend below the rubric.
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4321 or 0
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CriterionExceptionalAcceptableMarginalUnacceptableScore
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Overall quality of the paper as the culmination of an original research projectExceptionally clear, elegant expression of a problem or question Very clear and succinct expression of a problem or questionClear, readable expression of a problem or questionUnclear or nonexistent expression of a problem or question
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Expression of a research problem/ questionExceptionally thorough, appropriate, clear, and systematic review. Literature is highly relevant to the problem or questionVery thorough, appropriate, clear review. Literature is very relevant to the problem or questionGenerally thorough, appropriate, and clear review. Literature bears upon the problem or questionScanty, inappropriate, and/or unclear review. Literature is not relevant or is marginally related to the problem or question
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Review of relevant literature and/or other sourcesExceeds stated requirements in terms of theories, contexts, and leaders referenced or meets requirements but treats them with exceptional skillMeets stated requirements in terms of theories, contexts, and leaders referenced and uses them adequatelyMeets stated requirements in terms of theories, contexts, and leaders referenced but does not properly develop or apply themDoes not meet stated requirements for items referenced or treats them very poorly
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Description of, and appropriateness of, methods used to conduct the researchExceptionally thorough and clear description of methods, which are entirely appropriate to conduct the research Very thorough and clear description of methods, which are appropriate to conduct the research Generally thorough and clear description of methods, which are adequate to conduct the research Scanty and/or unclear description of methods, which are barely adequate or inadequate for the research
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Description of the findings of the researchExceptionally thorough, clear, and interesting description of the findingsVery thorough, clear, interesting description of the findingsGenerally thorough and clear description of findingsScanty and/or unclear description of the findings
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Description of conclusions and recommendations, degree to which they derive appropriately from the findings, and degree to which they address the research problem/questionExceptionally thorough, clear, and convincing conclusions and recommendations, which derive directly from the findings and directly address the research problem/question Very thorough, clear, and convincing conclusions and recommendations, which derive well from the findings and address the research problem/questionGenerally thorough and clear conclusions and recommendations, which stem from the findings and provide insight into the research problem/questionScanty and/or unclear conclusions and recommendations, which bear little or no relationship to the findings and provide minimal or no insight into the research problem/question
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Description of the limitations of the researchExceptionally clear, honest, and insightful description of the limitations of the research Very clear and interesting description of the limitations of the research Generally clear but somewhat perfunctory description of the limitations of the research Unclear, minimal, and/or inadequate description of the limitations of the research
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Format of entire paper, and especially of referencesExceptionally well formatted paper. References entirely in APA format. Very well formatted paper, with minimal mistakes. References almost entirely in APA format. Generally well formatted, though several mistakes. References generally in APA format.Inadequate formatting and/or fraught with mistakes. References not in APA format.
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Writing style, including English grammar and usage, and application of APA styleExceptionally well written paper exhibiting flawless English grammar and usage and excellent application of the APA style throughout Very well written paper exhibiting facility with English grammar and usage and APA style throughout Readable paper exhibiting good English grammar and usage and good use of the APA style throughoutPoorly written paper exhibiting weak English grammar and usage and poor use of the APA style
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Thomas Edison State College
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Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1-0 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0-100 scale.
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Scale: 33–36 = A (93–100); 32 = A– (90–92); 30–31 = B+ (88–89); 24–29 = B (83–87); 23 = B– (80–82); 21–22 = C+ (78–79); 14–20 = C (73–77); 13 and under = F (below 60).
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