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Content

The site has a well-stated clear purpose and theme that is carried out throughout the site.

The site has a clearly stated purpose and theme, but may have one or two elements that do not seem to be related to it.

The purpose and theme of the site is somewhat muddy or vague.

The site lacks a purpose and theme.

Content Accuracy

All information provided by the student on the Web site is accurate and all the requirements of the assignment have been met.

Almost all the information provided by the student on the Web site is accurate and all requirements of the assignment have been met.

Almost all of the information provided by the student on the Web site is accurate and almost all of the requirements have been met.

There are several inaccuracies in the content provided by the students OR many of the requirements were not met.

Layout

The Web site has an exceptionally attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements. White space, graphic elements and/or alignment are used effectively to organize material.

The Web pages have an attractive and usable layout. It is easy to locate all important elements.

The Web pages have a usable layout, but may appear busy or boring. It is easy to locate most of the important elements.

The Web pages are cluttered looking or confusing. It is often difficult to locate important elements.

Navigation

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, consistently placed, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user does not become lost.

Links for navigation are clearly labeled, allow the reader to easily move from a page to related pages (forward and back), and internal links take the reader where s/he expects to go. A user rarely becomes lost.

Links for navigation take the reader where s/he expects to go, but some needed links seem to be missing. A user sometimes gets lost.

Some links do not take the reader to the sites described. A user typically feels lost.

Background

Background is exceptionally attractive, consistent across pages, adds to the theme or purpose of the site, and does not detract from readability.

Background is attractive, consistent across pages, adds to the theme or purpose of the site, and does not detract from readability.

Background is consistent across pages and does not detract from readability.

Background detracts from the readability of the site.

Color Choices

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links form a pleasing palette, do not detract from the content, and are consistent across pages.

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links do not detract from the content, and are consistent across pages.

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links do not detract from the content.

Colors of background, fonts, unvisited and visited links make the content hard to read or otherwise distract the reader.

Interest

The author has made an exceptional attempt to make the content of this Web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended.

The author has tried to make the content of this Web site interesting to the people for whom it is intended.

The author has put lots of information in the Web site but there is little evidence that the person tried to present the information in an interesting way.

The author has provided only the minimum amount of information and has not transformed the information to make it more interesting to the audience (e.g., has only provided a list of links to the content of others).

Graphics

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are thoughtfully cropped, are of high quality and enhance reader interest or understanding.

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, are of good quality and enhance reader interest or understanding.

Graphics are related to the theme/purpose of the site, and are of good quality.

Graphics seem randomly chosen, are of low quality, OR distract the reader.

Links

All links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Almost all links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Most links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Less than 3/4 of the links point to high quality, up-to-date, credible sites.

Copyright & Citations

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for all borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained. Every Web page contains a statement of authorship, school name, and date of publication/date last edited.

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for almost all borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained. Almost all Web pages contain a statement of authorship, school name, and date of publication/date last edited.

Fair use guidelines are followed with clear, easy-to-locate and accurate citations for most borrowed material. No material is included from Web sites that state that permission is required unless permission has been obtained. Most (75-80%) Web pages contain a statement of authorship, school name, and date of publication/date last edited.

Several Web pages do not contain a statement of authorship, school name, and/or date of publication/date last edited. Borrowed materials are not properly documented OR material was borrowed without permission from a site that requires permission

Spelling and Grammar

There are no errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar in the final draft of the Web site.

There are 1-3 errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar in the final draft of the Web site.

There are 4-5 errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar in the final draft of the Web site.

There are more than 5 errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar in the final draft of the Web site.

Work Ethic

Student always uses classroom project time well. Conversations are primarily focused on the project and things needed to get the work done and are held in a manner that typically does not disrupt others.

Student usually uses classroom project time well. Most conversations are focused on the project and things needed to get the work done and are held in a manner that typically does not disrupt others.

Student usually uses classroom project time well, but occasionally distracts others from their work.

Student does not use classroom project time well OR typically is disruptive to the work of others.