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DRUG POLICY ANALYSIS RUBRIC 
POLICY ANALYSIS PAPER
Rubric Code: J246666
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Subject: Law  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 9-12

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  OUTSTANDING

10 pts

STRONG

8 pts

ADEQUATE

6 pts

LIMITED

4 pts

DEFICIENT

2 pts

MISSING

0 pts

Introduction of Problem
20 %

OUTSTANDING

Problem is thoroughly described and explicitly stated.The history of the problem is included. Key terms, definitions, and stakeholders are included and defined.
STRONG

Problem is clearly described and/ or stated. Key terms, definitions, and stakeholders are included and/or defined
ADEQUATE

Problem is described or stated. Key terms, definitions, or stakeholders are included or defined
LIMITED

Problem is vaguely expressed. Key terms and definitions are included
DEFICIENT

Problem is vaguely expressed
MISSING

Missing
Stance on Problem
15 %

OUTSTANDING

Presents a well-considered position on the issue.
STRONG

Presents a well-considered position on the issue.
ADEQUATE

Presents a clear position on the issue.
LIMITED

Presents a vague or limited position on the issue.
DEFICIENT

Is unclear or seriously limited in presenting or developing a position on the issue.
MISSING

Missing
Policy Environment
20 %

OUTSTANDING

Evaluative review of the policy is included. All relevant legislative, judicial, and regulatory policy factors affecting the policy are addressed. Ambiguities, conflicts, problems, and contradictions related to the policies are explained.
STRONG

Explains the factors impacting the policy with logically sound reasons and/or well-chosen examples.
ADEQUATE

Explains most of the factors impacting the policy with relevant reasons and/or examples.
LIMITED

Weakly presents relevant reasons or examples.
DEFICIENT

Provides few, if any,relevant reasons or examples.
MISSING

Missing
Efficiency of Policy
20 %

OUTSTANDING

Clarifies the underlying assumptions and effectiveness of the current policy, including, effects on and roles of key stakeholders. Assesses the efficiency of the current policy
STRONG

Discussion is focused and generally well-organized, connecting ideas appropriately. The efficiency of the current policy is assessed.
ADEQUATE

Is adequately focused and organized, but does not assess the efficiency of the current policy.
LIMITED

Is poorly focused and/or poorly-organized.
DEFICIENT

Is unfocused and/or disorganized.
MISSING

Missing
Usage of Data
15 %

OUTSTANDING

Paper uses at least 5 sources of data (overdose rates, treatment rates, cost rates, type of drugs, population, etc.) to back up the policy's purpose and intent.
STRONG

Paper uses at least 4 sources of data (overdose rates, treatment rates, cost rates, type of drugs, population, etc.)
ADEQUATE

Paper uses at least 3 sources of data (overdose rates, treatment rates, cost rates, type of drugs, population, etc.)
LIMITED

Paper uses at least 2 sources of data (overdose rates, treatment rates, cost rates, type of drugs, population, etc.)
DEFICIENT

Paper uses 1 source of data (overdose rates, treatment rates, cost rates, type of drugs, population, etc.)
MISSING

Missing
Policy Alternatives
10 %

OUTSTANDING

Two or more alternatives to the current policy are presented. A thorough cost-benefit analysis is provided for each policy alternative.
STRONG

Two or more alternatives to the current policy are presented. An adequate cost-benefit analysis is included for each policy alternative
ADEQUATE

One or more alternatives to the current policy are presented. A thorough cost-benefit analysis is provided for each policy alternative.
LIMITED

One or more alternatives to the current policy are presented. An adequate cost-benefit analysis is included for each policy alternative
DEFICIENT

One alternative to the current policy is presented.
MISSING

Missing
Grammar and Written Communication
10 %

OUTSTANDING

Excellent mechanics, grammar, word usage. Language is clear and appropriate. Writing style is effective.
STRONG

Expresses ideas clearly and well, using appropriate vocabulary and sentence variety. May have errors in mechanics, grammar, or word usage.
ADEQUATE

Expresses ideas with reasonable clarity. Contains signficant errors in mechanics, grammar, or word usage.
LIMITED

Has problems in language and sentence structure that result in a lack of clarity.Contains occasional major errors or frequent minor errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics.
DEFICIENT

Has serious problems in the use of language and sentence structure that frequently interfere with meaning. Contains serious errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics obscure meaning
MISSING
Strength of analysis
10 %

OUTSTANDING

Each assertion is supported with researchable and verifiable support from reputable sources. No bias is evident in the analysis.
STRONG

Assertions are generally well-researched and supported by appropriate reference materials. No bias is evident in the analysis.
ADEQUATE

Some evidence is provided to support many of the assertions, but not all. Reference materials may be inappropriate.
LIMITED

Evidence is provided to support many of the assertions, the analysis is biased.
DEFICIENT

Assertions and statements are weak, unsupported or biased.
MISSING

Missing
Policy Focus
20 %

OUTSTANDING

The policy provides narrow focus on specific problems and ensures to help as many areas/margins of people as possible.
STRONG

The policy provides focus on specific problems and ensures to help a large margin of people.
ADEQUATE

The policy provides some focus on a specific problem/s and aims to help a large margin of people.
LIMITED

The policy provides some focus on a specific problem and aims to help a specific group of people.
DEFICIENT

The policy provides little to no focus on a specific problem and aims to help a general population.
MISSING

Missing





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