Oral Presentations: Primary Trait Rubric

 

Objective: To deliver a factual, focused, and audience-appropriate oral presentation.

 

Student Objectives: The student will be able to:

          plan and deliver a presentation that demonstrates a thorough understanding of a topic.

          demonstrate an adequate use of language and speech techniques appropriate to the audience.

          use visuals to enhance the communication of ideas where appropriate to the topic.

          demonstrate collaboration and planning within group presentations when appropriate.

 

Assessment:

 

5 Presentation is well-developed, unified, and focused. The material presented is factually correct and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the topic and a high degree of analysis. Presentation is organized with strong central point, logical sequence, and a coherent flow. Presenter is enthusiastic and has a good sense of audience. Presenter demonstrates a skillful use of language and speech techniques, including eye contact, clarity, and voice projection with no distracting behavior. Visuals used add relevance to the spoken information and are creative and well-prepared. Presenter is able to keep audience engaged throughout the presentation. It is obvious to observers that planning and practice have gone into the preparation. If presenting as a group, all members are equally engaged in the presentation and coordination and planning are obvious.

 

4 Presentation is developed and focused with logical sequence and coherent flow. Material is factually correct and presentation shows an understanding of the material and some analysis. Presenter delivers the presentation with confidence and a sense of the audience. The presenter demonstrates a good use of language and speech techniques and maintains audience interest without distracting behavior. Visuals used may be relevant to the presentation but may lack creativity. If presenting as a group, some members are more actively engaged in the presentation, although collaboration and planning are evident.

 

3 Presentation shows some organization, is generally logical in sequence but may not be clearly focused. Information is presented in a knowledgeable manner but there may be a few factual errors. Presenter demonstrates an adequate use of language and speech techniques, but may not be comfortable in front of an audience by pacing or exhibiting other nervous movement, speaking too fast or too softly, or avoiding eye contact with the audience. Visuals are somewhat relevant to the presentation but lack clarity. If presenting as a group, presentation demonstrates some preparation but not all members participate.

 

2 Presentation lacks organization and focus. Information presented is incomplete with some major factual errors and is not presented in a discernibly logical sequence. Material is obviously not well-developed or researched. Presenter demonstrates inadequate use of language and speech techniques by reading directly from notes, makes little eye contact, and has poor voice control. Visuals lack relevance to the topic. Audience is not kept engaged by the presentation. If presenting as a group, collaborative efforts are not well-coordinated and some members are not engaged in presentation.

 

1 Presentation is incomplete, undeveloped, and unclear. Presentation lacks focus and contains many factual errors. Presenter demonstrates no awareness of language or speech techniques and coveys little awareness of the audience. Presenter has no visuals. If presenting as a group, collaboration is not evident and only one student participates.


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Oral Presentations: Analytic Rubric

Objective: To deliver a factual, focused, and audience-appropriate oral presentation.

Student Objectives: The student will be able to:

          plan and deliver a presentation which demonstrates a thorough understanding of a topic.

          demonstrate an adequate use of language and speech techniques appropriate to the audience.

          use visuals to enhance the communication of ideas where appropriate to the topic.

          demonstrate collaboration and planning within group presentations when appropriate.

 

Scoring Guide: Each category is rated 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

 

Factual Content ___ out of 5

5 Demonstrates thorough understanding of topic with high degree of analysis.

4 Facts are correct with some analysis.

3 Presents in a knowledgeable manner with only minor factual errors.

2 Contains some factual errors in presentation and little or no analysis.

1 Demonstrates little understanding of the topic and has major factual errors.

 

Presentation Planning ___ out of 5

5 Presentation is organized and well planned with a focus, strong central point, logical sequence, and a coherent flow.

4 Presentation is organized and shows planning with focus, logical sequence, and coherent flow.

3 Presentation shows some organization and is generally logical in sequence but may not be focused or have a discernible central point.

2 Presentation lacks organization and focus, sequence does not follow a discernible pattern.

1 Presentation shows complete lack of organization, planning, and focus.

 

Speaking Techniques ___ out of 5

5 Speaks enthusiastically and knowledgeably with good vocal clarity, eye contact, audience engagement, and no distracting behavior.

4 Demonstrates good use of speech and delivery techniques and maintains audience interest without distracting behavior.

3 Demonstrates adequate use of speech and delivery techniques but may show some discomfort before an audience.

2 Shows an inadequate use of speech and delivery techniques by reading from notes, little eye contact with audience, and poor voice control.

1 Conveys little awareness of the audience.

 

Use of Visuals ___ out of 5

5 Visuals add relevance to the presentation and are creative and well-prepared.

4 Visuals may be relevant to the presentation but lack creativity.

3 Visuals are somewhat relevant to the topic but lack clarity or creativity.

2 Visuals lack relevance to the topic.

1 No visual.