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POLICY ANALYSIS PAPER 
POLICY ANALYSIS PAPER
Rubric Code: T225XW6
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Subject: Political Science  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: Undergraduate


Powered by iRubric Policy Analysis Paper
  OUTSTANDING

90 pts

STRONG

80 pts

ADEQUATE

70 pts

Introduction of Problem/Policy
20 %

OUTSTANDING

Problem and/or existing policy is thoroughly described. The history of the problem/policy is included. Key terms, stakeholders and policy areas needing analysis and resolution are defined.
STRONG

Presents a well-considered position on the issue.
ADEQUATE

Presents a clear position on the issue.
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.
Current Policy (or lack thereof)
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.
Policy Alternatives
20 %

OUTSTANDING

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

At least two alternatives to the current policy are presented. An adequate cost-benefit analysis is included for each policy alternative
ADEQUATE

At least one alternatives to the current policy are presented. A thorough cost-benefit analysis is provided for each policy alternative.
Written Communication
20 %

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.
Strength of analysis
15 %

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.
Format
15 %

OUTSTANDING

The paper includes all required basic elements: he paper should be 4-5 pages. typed in a double spaced format, and saved as a Microsoft Word File. All work should be cited using APA format. Papers should include a title page and a works cited page which will not count towards the total page count.
STRONG

The paper includes all required six basic elements: The text of the paper is 3 pages in length.
ADEQUATE

The paper includes most of the required elements, but may be disorganized. And/or the text of the paper is approximately 3 pages or less.
Citations
10 %

OUTSTANDING

Support and evidence are referenced using paraphrasing in the students own voice and are cited properly within the text of the paper.
STRONG

Support and evidence are referenced using paraphrasing in the students own voice and most are cited properly within the text of the paper.
ADEQUATE

Support and evidence are referenced using paraphrasing in the students own voice - citations are not properly formatted.
Research skills
10 %

OUTSTANDING

Paper uses at least 3-5 scholarly sources. Clear evidence of primary research.
STRONG

Paper uses at least 2 scholarly sources.
ADEQUATE

Paper uses at least 1 scholarly sources.
OR
No evidence of primary research.





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