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Five Criteria for Evaluating Resources: AAOCC, to determine 
Evaluating Online Resources
Rubric Code: CX73C55
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Subject: Computers  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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Who is the author or creator who is responsible for the intellectual content and what are his or her credentials? Is there any indication of the author's education, other publications, professional affiliations or experience?
  Poor

No author is listed

1 pts

Fair

Author name is listed and contact information

2 pts

Good

Authors/Contributors are listed along with credentials and contact information

3 pts

Accuracy/Quality

Is the information provided specific? all information should be verifiable. Are conclusions based on research or actual figures that can be checked in other sources?

Poor

Information is not easily verified
Fair

Some information can be verified
Good

Information is specific. Facts and data are found in other sources
Objectivity

Is there any advertising or solicitation for donations associated with the source? This  financial support may skew the subject coverage by the publication.
Does the author provide more than one point of view?
Does the writing use inflammatory or biased language?

Poor

Advertisers with one-sided opinions
Fair

No Advertising or financial supporters yet presents
biased claims without giving alternatives viewpoints
Good

The biased claims included in scholarly research that are described and weighed against alternative views or interpretations. Research supports their claims.
Currency

Currency is important in the sciences where new developments occur frequently.
A study written years ago may be essential to understanding.
Consider whether or not the timeliness of the information will affect its usefulness.
Date is given. Check when the research was actually conducted.

Poor

No dates indicated or past findings that do not add historical value or context
Fair

Dates clearly stated, somewhat relative to current studies
Good

Current, relevant, timely and connected to recent findings in fast changing subject areas
Coverage

Does the information source leave questions unanswered (ask the "five W's and H" to check: who, what, when, where, why and how)?

Poor

Does not answer any questions
Fair

Answers a few questions
Good

All questions are clearly definable and easy to find




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