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Evaluating Candidates Research 
Research issues and candidate bios to write a paragraph evaluating a candidate for president.
Rubric Code: P2X82X6
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Subject: Social Sciences  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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Paragraph that explains which candidate you would vote for using evidence from your research to support your opinion.
  4

Exceeds Expectations

4 pts

3

Meets Expectations

3 pts

2

Approaching Expectations

2 pts

1

Expectations Not Met

1 pts

Paragraph

General Evidence: Candidate A has experience as a politician.
Specific Evidence: Candidate A was a Senator for 16 years.

4

Writer exceeds or fulfills the requirements by writing 1 paragraph of 5+ sentences. Care and effort were put into the process and 5+ specific pieces of evidence are provided from the research on the candidate AND the issues.
3

Writer produced a paragraph that contains at least 4 sentences AND at least 4 pieces of specific evidence from the research.
2

Writer's paragraph contains 3-4 sentences with 3-4 pieces of evidence from the research, but some evidence is general or vague and not specific.
1

Writer did not address the topic and/or provided minimal evidence from research.
Candidates Research Rubric
Research candidate bios for experience and other qualifications that would make them a good leader. Experience and qualifications could include past jobs, type of college education, past political experience, past community involvement.
  4

4 pts

3

3 pts

2

2 pts

1

1 pts

Candidate Bio's

General Evidence/Fact: Candidate A went to college.
Specific Evidence/Fact: Candidate A went to University XZY and became a lawyer.

4

All 4 candidates are researched with more than 3 specific facts that show experience and other qualifications.
3

All candidates are researched with 2-3 specific facts that show experience and other qualifications.
2

All candidates are researched with at least 2 facts that show experience and other qualifications, or facts are mostly general and not specific.
1

Information is missing for most candidates or information does not include experience or qualifications.
Research Rubric Issues
Choose 3 issues that are important to you and research where candidates stand on those issues. Research may include statements the candidate has made or laws that he/she has supported in the past. Example issues: climate change, immigration, religious freedom, gun rights/control, war, minimum wage, abortion, health care, etc.
  4

4 pts

3

3 pts

2

2 pts

1

1 pts

Issues

General Evidence: Candidate A is disagrees with gun control.
Specific Evidence: Candidate A has said that every citizen has a right to own any type of gun.

4

Research shows where each of the 4 candidates stand on 3 issues with specific details.
3

Research shows where each candidate stands on issues with at least some specific detail
2

Research for each issue for each candidate shows general statements only, such as "disagrees" or "agrees" with no detail.
1

Research is incomplete, missing stances for 2 or more candidates or issues.










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