Oral Presentation Rubric

                                ORAL PRESENTATION RUBRIC

 

 

 

Exemplary 5

 

Accomplished 4

 

Promising 3

 

Developing 2

 

Beginning 1

 

Techniques of Introduction

 

   Polished and refined Introduction

    immediately captured audience

    attention

 

   Speaker masterfully & creatively oriented

     audience attention by defining all important

     terms, establishing high levels of

     credibility, & providing the necessary

     background about the topic

 

   Proficiently prepared Introduction

    skillfully captured audience attention

   Speaker effectively oriented audience

    attention by defining terms,

    establishing good credibility, &

   providing some background about the

    topic

 

   Well prepared Introduction mostly

    captured audience attention

   Speaker mostly oriented audience

    attention by establishing average levels

    of credibility & providing a little

    background about the topic

 

   Partial introduction failed to capture or

    command audience attention

   Speaker partially oriented audience

    attention by presenting some

    background information about the topic

 

   No Introduction

  Failed to orient audience to the topic

 

Thesis & Preview

 

  Thesis masterfully narrowed

  Preview masterfully identified main

   points

 

  Thesis effectively narrowed the topic

  Preview effectively identified main

   points

 

  Thesis narrowed the topic

  Preview identified main points

 

  Preview Identified few main points

  Thesis failed to narrow topic

 

   No thesis

  Couldn't discern main points

 

Organization of the Presentation Body

 

  The organizational structure of the

    content was exceptional clear

  Abundant use of compelling and

    illustrative examples, evidence, and/or

    support

  All outside sources and statistical

    information were fully and accurately

    cited

 

  The organizational structure of the

    content was effectively clear

   Numerous and Interesting examples,

   evidence, and/or support

   All outside sources and statistical

    information were accurately cited

 

   The organizational structure of the

    content was moderately clear

   Average number & quality of examples,

    evidence, and/or support

   Most outside sources and statistics

    information were cited and/or cited

    property

 

  The organizational structure of the

    content was unclear

   Lacks number and quality of examples,

   evidence, and/or support

   Outside sources & statistical

     information are not cited and/or are

     cited improperly

 

   The organizational structure of the

     content is barely discernable and/or

     nonexistent

   Lacks examples, evidence, and/or

    support

   No sources and/or statistical information

     cited

   Content lacks prior planning and/or

    preparation

 

Delivery Skills

 

  Superior volume

  Distinct and clear enunciation

  Superior vocal variety and emphasis

  Lots of energy, facial expressions, body

   movements

  Superior eye contact

 Artful use of pauses

  Relaxed yet definite gestures

  Straight and balanced posture

  Expertly conveyed emotions

 

   Good volume

   Clear enunciation

   Good quality vocal variety & emphasis

   Good facial expressiveness

   Adequate amounts of body movements

    & gestures

   Good eye contact

   Effective use of pauses

  Good posturing

  Skillfully conveyed emotion

 

  Average volume

  Average enunciation

  Average vocal variety & emphasis

  Average energy

   Average facial expressiveness

   Moderate amounts of body movements

     & gestures

  Adequate eye contact

  Some use of pauses

   Good posture

  Conveyed some emotion

 

   Low volume

   Poor enunciation

   Little vocal variety & emphasis

   Lack of energy

   Little facial expressiveness

   Few body movements & gestures

   Poor eye contact

  Some vocal pauses

   Poor posture

  Lacked emotional expressiveness

 

  Can't hear speaker

  Lacked enunciation

   Lacked vocal variety & emphasis

   Lacked energy

   Lacked facial expressiveness

   Lacked body movements & gestures

   No eye contact

   No pauses

   Distracting posture

   No emotional expressiveness

 

Techniques of Conclusion

 

   Conclusion expertly motivates and/or

     inspires

   The conclusion superbly summarized

    main points

 

   Conclusion skillfully motivated and/or

     inspired audience

   Proficiently summarized main points

 

   Conclusion effectively motivated and/or

     inspired the audience

   The conclusion effectively summarized

     main points

 

   Conclusion marginally motivated or

     inspired audience

   The conclusion minimally summarized

     main points

 

   Lacked concluding strategies or

     techniques

   No summarization of points

 

Use of Technology

 

   Expert quality visual aids and/or

    multimedia

   Expert coordination of visual aids

    and/or media

   Expert variety of media (print, visual,

    auditory, PowerPoint, overheads, etc.)

 

   High quality visual aids and/or

    multimedia

   Effective coordination of visual aids

    and/or media

   Good variety of media (print, visual,

    auditory, PowerPoint, etc.)

 

   OK visual aids and/or multimedia

   Average coordination of visual aids

    and/or media

   Some variety of media

 

   Some visual aids and/or multimedia

   Poor coordination of visual aids and/or

    media distracted audience

  Poor variety of media bored audience

 

   No visual aids and/or multimedia invited

    audience boredom

 

Level of Sophistication

 

   Vivid vocabulary

   Expert use of repetition

   High quality Internal summaries

   High caliber use of evidence

 

   Precise vocabulary

   Effective repetition

   Skilled Internal summaries

   Effective use of evidence

 

   Good choice of vocabulary

   Some repetition

   Some Internal summaries

  Average use of evidence

 

   Some imprecise vocabulary

   Little repetition

   Few  internal summaries

   Little use of evidence

 

   Vocabulary errors

   No repetition

   No Internal summaries

   No coherent evidence

 

Impact on Audience

 

  High levels of audience impact

  The speaker superbly established

   speaker credibility

 

  Good levels of audience impact

  The speaker effectively established

    credibility

 

   Some audience impact

   The speaker established some

    credibility

 

  Low audience impact

  Low speaker credibility

 

   Lacked audience impact

   Lacked speaker credibility

 

Adapted from National Communication Association

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