Exhibit Scoring Guide

Research & Content

(4) Four
Meets criteria for a 3 and goes beyond, for example:
Research might include original source documents or student might recreate such documents.
Exhibit is so insightful and clear that viewers might come away with new insights.
Incorporation of research adds power to exhibit.
(3) Three
Exhibit conveys a thorough and deep understanding of topic and includes explanation of at least one of these elements of The Great Depression: cause/effect; economics; government response; cultural effect.
Exhibit compares and contrasts institutions, ideas or events from The Great Depression era with those of the present, noting cause and effect relationships and continuity or change over time. 
Provides a works consulted page using MLA format to list every source used for research. Students used a strong variety of sources.
(2) Two
Exhibit conveys some understanding of the topic and may explain one of the required elements of the Great Depression, but not fully or deeply.
Exhibit may focus more on the "then" or "now" aspect of the topic and not provide a strong look at cause and effect, comparison or contrast, or change over time.
Works consulted page may be incomplete or incorrectly formatted. Student may have relied on too few sources.
(1) One
Exhibit conveys little or no evidence of research or understanding of this topic.
No attempt may be made to compare and contrast institutions, ideas or events from The Great Depression era with those of the present.
Works consulted page may be missing or show little evidence of research.

Labels

(4) Four
Meets criteria for a 3 and goes beyond, for example:
Writing draws the reader into the topic by speaking directly to the reader.
Labels direct the viewer to look at or for something, or challenge or contradict something the viewer might know or feel.
Precise word choice and clean conventions add to the success of these labels.
(3) Three
Exhibit includes narrative writing displayed through labels that clearly depict the topic and adequately answer viewer questions about the exhibit.
No glaring convention errors.
Labels are in chunks of no more than 100 words.
(2) Two
Writing lacks power and precision and may leave the viewer with some unanswered questions.
Convention errors may detract from the writing.
Labels may be too wordy or too brief to help the viewer understand the exhibit.
(1) One
Labels do not depict the topic or answer viewer questions. Writing may be characterized by repetition and tend to be dull, colorless, irrelevant, or obviously plagiarized bits of information.
Little attention is paid to conventions.
Text may be too long or too brief.

Visuals

(4) Four
Meets criteria for a 3 and goes beyond, for example:
Every detail in the exhibit somehow connects and adds to the totality of the exhibit.
(3) Three
Exhibit is professional in appearance and visually appealing. Format helps the reader understand the information and concepts presented.
(2) Two
Attempts at professionalism are made but not completely successful. Some aspects of the exhibit may be unclear or might not enhance the viewer’s understanding of the topic.
(1) One
Visuals might distract rather than contribute to understanding of topic. This exhibit may be carelessly put together and/or incomplete.