Grade students' work using the following evaluations:
Ask yourself these questions:
I. Choice of Items
II. Chronological Scale and Sequence
- Evidence of care taken in choosing items (either most significant or revealing some pattern, or showing cause/effect relationship).
- Items meet criteria of assignment; few or no inaccuracies.
- Includes required number of items; some inaccuracies.
- Does not include required number of items.
- Scale consistent and accurate; very appropriate for subject matter; all items in sequence with care taken on placement within increments.
- Scale consistent, accurate, and appropriate; items in sequence; increments marked.
- Scale roughly drawn; a few items out of sequence; increments marked.
- No apparent scale; numerous items out of sequence; time increments not marked.
- Few mechanical errors.
- Some errors in spelling, identification, or dating.
- Many errors in spelling, identification, or dating.
- Visually striking; attention apparent to making timeline an effective tool for communicating information.
- Clear, uncluttered, and attractive.
- Illegible or messy.