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WebQuest Component Scoring Rubric






Motivational Effectiveness of Introduction

0 points

The introduction is purely factual, with no appeal to relevance or social importance


The scenario posed is transparently bogus and doesn't respect the media literacy of today's learners.

1 point

The introduction relates somewhat to the learner's interests and/or describes a compelling question or problem.

2 points

The introduction draws the reader into the lesson by relating to the learner's interests or goals and/or engagingly describing a compelling question or problem.

Task (The task is the end result of student efforts... not the steps involved in getting there.)

Cognitive Level of the Task

0 points

Task requires simply comprehending or retelling of information found on web pages and answering factual questions.

2 points

Task is doable but is limited in its significance to students' lives. The task requires analysis of information and/or putting together information from several sources.

4 points

Task is doable and engaging, and elicits thinking that goes beyond rote comprehension. The task requires synthesis of multiple sources of information, and/or taking a position, and/or going beyond the data given and making a generalization or creative product.

Process (The process is the step-by-step description of how students will accomplish the task.)

Clarity of Process

0 points

Process is not clearly stated. Students would not know exactly what they were supposed to do just from reading this.

2 points

Some directions are given, but there is missing information. Students might be confused.

4 points

Every step is clearly stated. Most students would know exactly where they are at each step of the process and know what to do next.

Richness of Process

0 points

Few steps, no separate roles assigned.

1 points

Some separate tasks or roles assigned. More complex activities required.

2 points

Different roles are assigned to help students understand different perspectives and/or share responsibility in accomplishing the task.

Resources (Note: you should evaluate all resources linked to the page, even if they are in sections other than the Process block. Also note that books, video and other off-line resources can and should be used where appropriate.)

Relevance & Quantity of Resources

0 points

Resources provided are not sufficient for students to accomplish the task.


There are too many resources for learners to look at in a reasonable time.

2 point

There is some connection between the resources and the information needed for students to accomplish the task. Some resources don't add anything new.

4 points

There is a clear and meaningful connection between all the resources and the information needed for students to accomplish the task. Every resource carries its weight.

Quality of

0 points

Links are mundane. They lead to information that could be found in a classroom encyclopedia.

2 points

Some links carry information not ordinarily found in a classroom.

4 points

Links make excellent use of the Web's timeliness and colorfulness.

Varied resources provide enough meaningful information for students to think deeply.


Clarity of Evaluation Criteria

0 points

Criteria for success are not described.

1 points

Criteria for success are at least partially described.

2 points

Criteria for success are clearly stated in the form of a rubric. Criteria include qualitative as well as quantitative descriptors.

The evaluation instrument clearly measures what students must know and be able to do to accomplish the task.

22 Points Possible

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