Innovation in Education Award Evaluation Rubric | APEGA

Innovation in Education Award Evaluation Rubric

The following is the formal metrics that will be used to assess each application for APEGA's Innovation in Education Award. Ten grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded. Completed applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on July 15, 2018.

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Part 1: Initiative Planning (15 Points)

Initiative Description and Goal Definition

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The initiative is detailed and clear
  • Goals are clearly defined and realistic
  • The initiative is clear but lacks some detail
  • The majority of the goals are clearly defined and realistic
  • The initiative is clear but lacks considerable detail
  • The majority of the goals are clearly defined and realistic
  • The initiative is not clear or detailed
  • Goals are not clearly defined or realistic

Measures of Success

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The applicant clearly defines what the initiative's success looks like, including major and minor checkpoints
  • Specific and realistic measures of success are provided, along with reasoning behind the measures
  • Both quantitative (numbers) and qualitative (stories, feedback, etc.) measures are identified
  • The applicant provides a general vision of what the initiative's success looks like but does not provide specifics
  • Specific and realistic measures of success are provided
  • Only quantitative (numbers) or qualitative (stories, feedback, etc.) measures are identified
  • The applicant provides a general vision of what the initiative's success looks like but does not provide specifics
  • Measures of success are provided, but some are unrealistic or unspecific
  • Only quantitative (numbers) or qualitative (stories, feedback, etc.) measures are identified
  • The applicant does not provide a general vision of what the initiative's success looks like
  • Measures of success are not defined or are inadequate

Budget

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The budget is detailed, realistic, and encompasses all foreseeable costs needed for the initiative's success
  • Each expense has a valid purpose, and the associated costs are realistic
  • The budget is detailed, realistic, and encompasses most foreseeable costs needed for the initiative's success
  • Each expense has a valid purpose, and most of the associated costs are realistic
  • The budget is realistic and encompasses most foreseeable costs needed for the initiative's success, but lacks detail
  • Each expense has a valid purpose, and the associated costs are realistic
  • The budget is not detailed or realistic
  • Expenses do not add value to the end result, are not necessary for the initiative's success, or are unrealistic

Timeline

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • Short- and long-term activities and associated tasks are set and are specific, detailed, and realistic
  • Specific and realistic deadlines are listed for each activity and task
  • The completion of listed tasks will result in the initiative's success
  • A list of short- and long-term activities and associated tasks and deadlines for each were provided, but they only meet two of the following criteria:
    • specific
    • realistic
    • detailed
  • A list of short- and long-term activities and associated tasks and deadlines for each were provided, but they only meet one of the following criteria:
    • specific
    • realistic
    • detailed
  • Completion of the listed activities by the listed deadlines will not result in the initiative's success between September 2018 and June 2019

Risk Assessment

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • All major risks to the initiative's success are listed
  • Thorough plans to react to or avoid each risk are considered in detail
  • A detailed contingency timeline is included
  • All or most major risks to the initiative's success are listed
  • Basic plans to react to or avoid all risks are listed
  • A basic contingency timeline is included
  • All or most major risks to the initiative's success are listed
  • Plans to address risks are lacking
  • A contingency timeline is not included
  • Applicant has not considered the potential risks or has stated that there are no risks

Part 2: Initiative Impact (15 points)

Initiative Content

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The main knowledge-based learning outcomes are STEM-focused
  • Students will gain an in-depth, conceptual understanding of the content
  • There is a major engineering- or geoscience-related component
  • Students will be exposed to relevant and realistic STEM applications
  • The main knowledge-based learning outcomes are STEM-focused
  • Only two of the following are true:
    • Students will gain an in-depth, conceptual understanding of the content
    • There is a major engineering- or geoscience-related component
    • Students will be exposed to relevant and realistic STEM applications
  • The main knowledge-based learning outcomes are STEM-focused
  • Only one of the following is true:
    • Students will gain an in-depth, conceptual understanding of the content
    • There is a major engineering- or geoscience-related component
    • Students will be exposed to relevant and realistic STEM applications
  • The main knowledge-based learning outcomes are not STEM-focused, or all of the following are true:
    • Students will not gain an in-depth, conceptual understanding of the content
    • There is not a major engineering- or geoscience-related component
    • Students will not be exposed to relevant and realistic STEM applications

Initiative Motivation

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The initiative's focus is relevant, important, and authentic to the students or the greater community
  • A large part of the initiative addresses a topic that is relevant, important, and authentic to the students or the greater community
  • A small part of the initiative addresses a topic that is relevant, important, and authentic to the students or the greater community
  • The initiative does not address topics that are relevant, important, or authentic to the students or the greater community

Student Engagement

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The initiative will engage every student in at least one Grade 1 to 12 class
  • The initiative is highly engaging for students, student-led, and hands-on
  • Student voice and choice are incorporated and prioritized in initiative planning
  • The initiative will engage every student in at least one Grade 1 to 12 class
  • The initiative is moderately engaging for students, student-led, and hands-on
  • Student voice and choice are incorporated and prioritized in some aspects of initiative planning
  • The initiative will engage every student in at least one Grade 1 to 12 class
  • The initiative is slightly engaging for students, student-led, and hands-on
  • Student voice and choice are not prioritized in initiative planning
  • The initiative will not engage every student in at least one Grade 1 to 12 class
  • The initiative is not engaging for students, student-led, or hands-on
  • Student voice and choice are not prioritized in initiative planning

Effect on Students

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The initiative will help all participating students develop skills that will assist them in future endeavours
  • Skill development is emphasized through all steps of the initiative
  • The initiative will help all participating students develop skills that will assist them in future endeavours
  • Skill development is emphasized through most steps of the initiative
  • The initiative will help all participating students develop skills that will assist them in future endeavours
  • Skill development is emphasized through some steps of the initiative
  • Skill development is not prioritized in the initiative

Effect on Community

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The initiative will have a significant, positive effect on a group outside of the classroom
  • The effect can be easily measured
  • The initiative will have a moderate, positive effect on a group outside of the classroom
  • The effect can be easily measured
  • The initiative will have a small, positive effect on a group outside of the classroom
  • The effect will be difficult to measure
  • The initiative will have no effect on a group outside of the classroom
  • The effect will be impossible to measure

Part 3: Letter of School Support (3 points)

Level of Support

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The school or school board is in full support of the applicant's proposed initiative and will provide substantial assistance to the applicant to ensure initiative success
  • The initiative is directly tied to the school's or school board's goals
  • The school or school board is in support of the applicant's proposed initiative and will provide some assistance to the applicant
  • The initiative is indirectly tied to the school's or school board's goals
  • The school or school board is in support of the applicant's proposed initiative but is unlikely to provide assistance to the applicant
  • There is no mention of the relation between the initiative and the school's or school board's goals
  • The school or school board is not in support of the applicant's proposed initiative
  • There is no mention of the relation between the initiative and the school's or school board's goals

Part 4: Video Submission (6 points)

Videos can be submitted separately up to the July 15 deadline. However, applications without a video will not be reviewed.

Creativity

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The entire video is a creative presentation of the information
  • The video medium is leveraged to improve communication of the idea
  • The video contains many creative elements
  • The video medium communicates the idea but could have been leveraged further
  • The video contains a few creative elements
  • The video medium was not leveraged to improve communication of the idea
  • The video contains no creative elements
  • The video medium was not leveraged to improve communication of the idea

Communication

Exemplary
(3 Points)
Good
(2 Points)
Adequate
(1 Point)
Incomplete
(0 points)
  • The video provides clear and effective answers to the discussion topics
  • Progress reports presented to this standard would be highly engaging and would clearly demonstrate the effects of the project
  • The video addresses all seven questions outlined on the information sheet
  • The video provides clear answers to the discussion topics, and the answers are detailed and organized
  • Progress reports presented to this standard would demonstrate the effects of the project but would not be highly engaging
  • The video addresses five to six of the questions outlined on the information sheet
  • The video provides clear answers to the discussion topics, but the answers could be more detailed, engaging, or organized
  • Progress reports presented to this standard would only partially demonstrate the effects of the project and would not be highly engaging
  • The video addresses three to four of the questions outlined on the information sheet
  • The video does not provide clear or effective answers to the discussion topics
  • Progress reports presented to this standard would not demonstrate the effects of the project and would not be highly engaging
  • The video outlines fewer than three of the questions outlined on the information sheet


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