Characteristics to note in the rubric:

  • Language is descriptive, not evaluative.
  • Labels for degrees of success are descriptive ("Expert" "Proficient", etc.); by avoiding the use of letters representing grades or numbers representing points, there is no implied contract that qualities of the paper will "add up" to a specified score or grade or that all dimensions are of equal grading value.
  • Professor provides this to the students when giving the assignment for the poster presentation so students may use this as a gauge for self-evaluation as they are designing their poster presentations.
  • This rubric is developed for a specific poster presentation assignment; it would need to be revised to describe the expectations for each specific assignment.

Download the Poster Presentation Rubric.

RUBRIC for POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Criteria

 

Expert

 

 

Proficient

 

 

Apprentice

 

 

Novice

 

Presentation of Research 

Prominently positions title/authors of paper thoroughly but concisely presents main points of introduction, hypotheses/ propositions, research methods, results, and conclusions in a well-organized manner

Narration and/or answering of questions is engaging, thorough, and adds greatly to the presentation  

Contains title/authors of paper adequately presents main points of introduction, hypotheses/ proposition, research methods, results, and conclusions in a fairly well-organized manner

Narration and/or answering of questions is adequate and adds to the presentation 

Contains title/authors of paper presents main points of introduction, hypotheses/ propositions, research methods, results, and conclusions but not as sufficiently and not as well-organized

Narration and/or answering of questions is somewhat lacking 

 Title/authors absent

Does not sufficiently present main points of introduction, hypotheses/ propositions, research methods, results, and conclusions and is not well-organized

Narration and/or answering of questions is lacking 

Visual Presentation 

Overall visually appealing; not cluttered; colors and patterns enhance readability; Uses font sizes/variations which facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research

Graphics (e.g., tables, figures, etc.) are engaging and enhance the text content is clearly arranged so that the viewer can understand order without narration

Overall visually appealing; not cluttered; colors and patterns support readability

Adequate use of font sizes/variations to facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research

Graphics (e.g. tables, figures, etc.) enhance the text content is arranged so that the viewer can understand order without narration

Visual appeal is adequate; somewhat cluttered; colors and patterns detract from readability

Use of font sizes/variations to facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research is somewhat inconsistent/distractions

Graphics (e.g., tables, figures, etc.) adequately enhance the text

Content arrangement is somewhat confusing and does not adequately assist the viewer in understanding order without narration 

Not very visually appealing; cluttered; colors and patterns hinder readability

Use of font sizes/variations to facilitate the organization, presentation, and readability of the research is inconsistent/distracting

Graphics (e.g., tables, figures, etc.) do not enhance the text

Content arrangement is somewhat confusing and does not adequately assist the viewer in understanding order without narration

Documentation of Sources, Quality of Sources

Cites all data obtained from other sources. APA citation style is accurate

Cites most data obtained from other sources. APA citation style is accurate

Cites some data obtained from other sources.

Citation style is either inconsistent or incorrect.  

Does not cite sources.

Spelling & Grammar 

No spelling & grammar mistakes

Minimal spelling & grammar mistakes

Noticeable spelling and grammar mistakes

Excessive spelling and/or grammar mistakes

Comments:   

Swygart-Hobaugh, A. J.