Optional Assessment Rubric

Elections Canada Civic Education Assessment Rubric (Generic)

We know that teachers need to assess students on their classroom work.  To support student assessment and evaluation, we have prepared a generic assessment rubric for your use.  This rubric is based on expectations that are found in many different provincial and territorial curricula.  Feel free to adapt to your own purposes. 

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Absent / Incomplete

LEVEL 1 

(Below Expectations)

LEVEL 2

(Approaches Expectations)

LEVEL 3

(Meets Expectations)

LEVEL 4

(Exceeds Expectations)

Understanding Content

(e.g., ideas, opinions, concepts, relationships among facts)

 

 

Demonstrates limited understanding of content

Demonstrates some understanding of content

Demonstrates considerable understanding of content

Demonstrates thorough understanding of content

Understanding Context(s)

(e.g., relationship of content to big ideas, such as “fairness,” “democracy,” and “inclusion vs. exclusion;” themes; frameworks)

 

 

Demonstrates limited understanding of context(s)

Demonstrates some understanding of context(s)

Demonstrates considerable understanding of context(s)

Demonstrates thorough understanding of context(s)

Applying Critical Thinking Skills 

(e.g., analyzing, evaluating, inferring, interpreting, revising, refining, reviewing, reflecting, forming conclusions, detecting bias, synthesizing)

 

 

Uses critical thinking skills with limited effectiveness

Uses critical thinking skills with some effectiveness

Uses critical thinking skills with considerable effectiveness

Uses critical thinking skills with a high degree of effectiveness

Using Collaborative Group Learning Skills

(e.g., communication skills, questioning, active listening, problem solving, focus on task, level of engagement, teamwork)  

 

 

Shows communication skills and collaborative group learning skills with limited effectiveness

Shows communication skills and collaborative group learning skills with some effectiveness

Shows communication skills and collaborative group learning skills with considerable effectiveness

Shows communication skills and collaborative group learning skills with a high degree of effectiveness

Demonstrating Civic Disposition

(e.g., respects diversity of opinion, recognizes that rights come with responsibilities, considers what is good for society as a whole)

 

 

Expresses few civic dispositions

Expresses some civic dispositions

Expresses few civic dispositions

Expresses a considerable number and range of civic dispositions