Campbell County School District - Assessment Rubric


Department: Social Studies Course: Grade 8
Essential and Enduring Learning: Understand the function and structure of the Federal Government including checks and balances
Curriculum Code: SS-08-01-01, 02, 03, 06, and 07
Task: Produce a portfolio including grammatically correct essays identifying critical aspects of the three branches of the federal government and the system of checks and balances
Product: Portfolio

Indicators

Executive branch - Local, State, National Legislative branch - Local, State, National Judicial branch -
Local, State, National
Checks and balances -Local, State, National
Level 4
Advanced
Collection contains all elements of level 3 plus examples of the roles of this branch Collection contains all elements of level 3 with expanded information on citizen involvement Collection contains all elements of level 3 with information on citizen involvement in courts Collection contains all elements of level 3 plus examples regarding the checks and balances
Level 3
Proficient
Collection accurately identifies the duties, qualifications, election process and how it functions Collection accurately identifies functions and duties of legislature, law- making process, and citizen role Collection accurately identifies organization and responsibilities of the court and its functions Collection accurately identifies the checks and balances among the three branches of the federal government
Level 2
Partially
Proficient
Collection is missing one of the elements or contains inaccurate information Collection is missing one of the elements or contains inaccurate information Collection identifies the organization of the court but other information is missing Collection contains little accurate information
Level 1
Non
Proficient
Collection missing more than one element or has much inaccurate information Collection missing more than one element or has much inaccurate information Collection contains little or no accurate information Collection contains no accurate information related to checks and balances
Scoring Process:

Level 4 = Total 14 - 16 with no level 2 scores
Level 3 = Total 12 - 13 with no level 2 scores
Level 2 = Total 7 - 10
Level 1 = Total less than 7