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Lincoln-Douglas Debate Judging Ballot 
General debate ballot for lay judges.
Rubric Code: Q234899
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Subject: English  
Type: Assessment  
Grade Levels: 9-12


Powered by iRubric Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  Grade A

4 pts

Grade B

3 pts

Grade C

2 pts

Grade D

1 pts

Understanding of Topic

Grade A

The debater clearly understood the topic in-depth and presented the information convincingly.
Grade B

The debater understood the topic in-depth and presented the information with ease.
Grade C

The debater seemed to understand the main points of the topic and presented those with some efficiency.
Grade D

The debater did not show an adequate understanding of the topic.
Opening Statement

Grade A

Opening statement clearly defines the viewpoint of the argument and briefly lists their 3 major points in a clever and interesting way.
Grade B

Opening statement clearly defines the viewpoint of the team and briefly lists their 3 major points in a somewhat interesting way.
Grade C

Opening statement attempts to clearly define the viewpoint of the team and briefly lists 2 major points.
Grade D

Opening statement doesn't define the viewpoint and doesn't list major reasons.
Major Point 1

Grade A

Point #1 clearly expresses their viewpoint, including at least 3 details and examples to support their answer in a highly persuasive manner.
Grade B

Point #1 clearly expresses their viewpoint, including at least 3 details and examples to support their answer in a somewhat interesting way.
Grade C

Point #1 attempts to clearly express their viewpoint, including only 2 details and examples to support their answer.
Grade D

Point #1 attempts to clearly express their viewpoint, including only 1 detail and example to support their answer.
Major Point 2

Grade A

Point #2 clearly expresses their viewpoint, including at least 3 details and examples to support their answer in a highly persuasive manner.
Grade B

Point #2 clearly expresses their viewpoint, including at least 3 details and examples to support their answer in a somewhat interesting way.
Grade C

Point #2 attempts to clearly express their viewpoint, including only 2 details and examples to support their answer.
Grade D

Point #2 attempts to clearly express their viewpoint, including only 1 detail and example to support their answer.
Major Point 3

Grade A

Point #3 clearly expresses their viewpoint, including at least 3 details and examples to support their answer in a highly persuasive manner.
Grade B

Point #3 clearly expresses their viewpoint, including at least 3 details and examples to support their answer in a somewhat interesting way.
Grade C

Point #3 attempts to clearly express their viewpoint, including only 2 details and examples to support their answer.
Grade D

Point #3 attempts to clearly express their viewpoint, including only 1 detail and example to support their answer.
Cross Examination

Grade A

The debater effectively asks clear analytical questions to further their argument. Their responses, while under cross examination, further expand the argument and focused on the resolution.
Grade B

The debater somewhat effectively asks clear analytical questions to further their argument. Their responses, while under cross examination, to some extent expand the argument and focused on the resolution.
Grade C

The debater does not ask sufficient analytical questions to further their argument. The responses, while under cross examination, do not expand the argument and strayed from the resolution.
Grade D

The debater did not ask analytical questions to further their argument. The responses, while under cross examination, hindered the argument and strayed from the resolution.
Rebuttal

Grade A

All counter-arguments were accurate, relevant and strong. Was able to accurately defend position.
Grade B

Majority of counter-arguments were accurate, relevant and strong. Was able to defend position.
Grade C

Some of counter arguments were accurate, relevant and strong. Was somewhat able to defend position.
Grade D

Counter-arguments were not accurate and/or relevant. Was unable to defend position.
Concluding Statement

Grade A

Concluding statement clearly sums up the viewpoint of the team and briefly lists their 3 major points in a clever and interesting way.
Grade B

Concluding statement clearly sums up the viewpoint of the team and briefly lists their 3 major points in a somewhat interesting way.
Grade C

Opening statement attempts to clearly sum up the viewpoint of the team and briefly lists 2 major points.
Grade D

Opening statement doesn't sum up the viewpoint and doesn't list major reasons.










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