Online Discussion Rubric
|Element:||Needs Improvement 1||Fair 2||Strong 3||Mastery 4|
|Addresses the Question||Fails to address all parts of the discussion question.||Addresses parts of the discussion question.||Addresses most aspects of the discussion question.||Thoroughly addresses all parts of the discussion question.|
|Substantive Nature of Post||Not substantive.||Attempts a substantive response but needs more detail.||Substantive with clear details and examples.||Substantive. Added depth to the overall conversation.|
|Organization and Clarity||Lacks organization/ unclear.||Attempts organization, but writing in places is unclear.||Organized and clear.||Extremely organized, clear and concise throughout.|
|Mechanics (Spelling and Grammar)||Mechanical errors throughout.||Mechanical errors distract at times.||A couple errors present, but they do not distract.||Mechanics reflect careful editing.|
Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher teaching English at Sonoma County’s Windsor High School. She is a curriculum designer, speaker, and author of Blended Learning in Grades 4-12: Leveraging the Power of Technology to Create Student-Centered Classrooms.