Grading Rubrics for Spanish Courses

Preparation and Participation Grading Rubrics

Excellent

I spoke Spanish during the entire class. I only spoke English after asking the instructor for permission to do so.

I spoke in complete sentences when appropriate.I respected my classmates and professor, always listening attentively to them when they spoke.  

I participated actively in all class activities and discussions.

My participation demonstrated that I prepared well for class, having carefully read the assigned readings.
I arrived on time and stayed the full length of the class.
If I used an electronic device, it was only to access the electronic textbook.

10/10

Good

I spoke Spanish almost exclusively.

I spoke in complete sentences some or most of the time.

I respected my classmates and professor, listening attentively to them when they spoke. 

I participated actively in most class activities and discussions.

My participation demonstrated that I prepared well for class, having read the assigned readings.

I arrrived on time and stayed the full length of the class.

If I used an electronic device, it was only to access the electronic textbook

8/10

Average

I often spoke Spanish in class but used English sometimes.

I sometimes or often did not speak in complete sentences.

I might have been distracted or not paid attention to my classroom or the professor once or twice.

I participated in class activities, but not as well as I could have.

My participation demonstrated that I prepared somewhat for class, but could have done a better job preparing.

I arrived on time and stayed the full length of the class.

If I used an electronic device, it was only to access the electronic textbook.

6/10

Needs Improvement

I was present but did not say anything during the entire class.

I spoke more English than Spanish.

I did work or reading not related to this class.

I often got distracted and did not pay attention to the professor and my classmates.

My participation (or lack thereof) demonstrated that I had not prepared myself for the class.

I arrived late or did not stay the full length of the class.

I used an electronic device for a reason other than accessing the electronic textbook.

4/10



Oral Assessment Information

All students will be required to demonstrate Presentational Communication and Interpersonal Communication for the purposes of evaluation. Each student must be evaluated at least one time in each category. Students may choose the chapters/topics for each evaluation and they may choose to be evaluated more than once in one or both forms of communication. Only the highest grade in each category will be included in the student's final grade. Detailed information on requirements for Presentations for each chapter will be distributed. The ¡A comunicarnos! section at the end of each chapter is an excellent tool for preparing for evaluation of Interpersonal Communication.

The rubric below will be used for the assessment of Presentational Communication: 


Nombre:                                Tema:                                                                    Nota:

Communication:  Did the student make  
him/herself understood?
A+ 
30

28
B+ 
27

25
C+ 
24

23
D+ 
21
Accuracy:  Was the grammar sufficiently correct 
to ensure comprehension/communication?
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Vocabulary:  Was the student's vocabulary 
adequate for communication?
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Fluency:  Did the student's speech flow or were  
there distracting hesitations?
1098.587.576.5
Pronunciation:  Did the pronunciation enhance rather 
than impede communication?
1098.587.576.5
Content:  Did the presentation follow the guidelines?1098.587.576.5


The rubric below will be used for the assessment of Interpersonal Communication:

Nombre:                                Tema:                                                                    Nota:

Communication:  Did the student make  
him/herself understood?
A+ 
30

28
B+ 
27

25
C+ 
24

23
D+ 
21
Accuracy:  Was the grammar sufficiently correct 
to ensure comprehension/communication?
20191817161514
Vocabulary:  Was the student's vocabulary 
adequate for communication?
20191817161514
Fluency:  Did the student's speech flow or were  
there distracting hesitations?
1098.587.576.5
Pronunciation:  Did the pronunciation enhance rather 
than impede communication?
1098.587.576.5
Content:  Did the student address the designated topic or topics?1098.587.576.5