Rubric for Evaluating Sacramento State Web Pages

This rubric can be used for self-assessment and peer feedback to evaluate a Web site (or page). In addition, you can evaluate the Web site in accordance with the established policies and guidelines at Sacramento State.

Instructions for using this rubric:

  1. Complete the general information at the top of the form, such as site title and Web address.
  2. Select a score for each criteria and add any comments, if applicable. If a criteria rating falls between two levels of achievement, you may score it with a point value between the two levels.
  3. Click the Calculate Totals button to calculate the total score and overall rating.
  4. Print this page from your browser and share the results with the Web designer of the site that you are evaluating.

General Information | Rubric | Evaluation of Total Score


General Information


Rubric

CRITERIA NEEDS IMPROVEMENT EFFECTIVE EXEMPLARY SCORE
Category 1 — Organization and Design
Layout &
Design
0 points

There are few or no graphic elements, no variation in layout and/or the colors and text interfere with the readability.

3 points

There are some graphic elements and limited variation in layout. Design elements sometimes assist visitors in understanding concepts and ideas.

6 points

There are multiple graphic elements and variation in layout. Design elements assist visitors in understanding concepts and ideas.

Navigation
0 points

Navigating the site is confusing and information cannot be found easily.

3 points

Some navigation is unclear, resulting in a few places where visitors can become lost.

6 points

The site is well-organized and easy to navigate. Visitors can clearly understand where they are and where to go next.

Speed Web
Pages Load
0 points

Graphics are not small in byte-size and not optimized by providing image height and width attributes, and pages do not download quickly for the intended audience.

3 points

Some graphics on each page are small in byte-size and optimized by providing image height and width attributes, and some pages download quickly for the intended audience.

6 points

The graphics on each page are small in byte-size and optimized by providing image height and width attributes, and pages download quickly for the intended audience.

Writing
Mechanics
0 points

The text has many errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling.

3 points

The text has some errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling.

6 points

The text has no errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation and spelling.

Category 2 — Web Policies and Guidelines (https://www.csus.edu/web/policy_summary.html)
Author
0 points

No page identifies the author (university, college, department, program center or individual) and contact information for the person responsible for the page.

3 points

Some pages identify the author (university, college, department, program center or individual) and contact information for the person responsible for the pages.

6 points

Each page identifies the author (university, college, department, program center or individual) and contact information for the person responsible for the page.

Copyright and
Fair Use
0 points

Copyright and Fair Use guidelines are not followed. Non-original material is not properly cited.

3 points

Copyright and Fair Use guidelines are sometimes followed. Non-original material is sometimes cited properly.

6 points

Copyright and Fair Use guidelines are followed with proper use of citations throughout the Web site.

Currency
0 points

Each page does not include a date when the page was last revised and out-dated material has not been removed.

3 points

Some pages include a date when the page was last revised and/or some out-dated material has not been removed.

6 points

Each page includes a date when the page was last revised and out-dated material has been removed.

Proper
University
Identification
0 points

None or few pages identify the University with an official University logo, the full name of the University, one of the University's official colors as the page's primary color, and links to the University Home Page and Admissions and Records.

3 points

Some pages identify the University with an official University logo, the full name of the University, one of the University's official colors as the page's primary color, and links to the University Home Page and Admissions and Records.

6 points

Each page identifies the University with an official University logo, the full name of the University, one of the University's official colors as the page's primary color, and links to the University Home Page and Admissions and Records.

Browser
Compatibility
0 points

The site is not effective in at least one of the recommended browsers — Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox — on either the Macintosh or Windows XP operating system.

3 points

The site has some difficulty with one of the recommended browsers — Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox — on either the Macintosh or Windows XP operating system.

6 points

The site is equally effective with both of the recommended browsers — Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox — on both the Macintosh and Windows XP operating systems.

Compliance with Section 508 and SB 302
(explained)
0 points

The site does not provide equivalent access to technology for all students, faculty, and staff in accordance with Section 508 and SB 302.

3 points

The site provides some equivalent access to technology for all students, faculty, and staff in accordance with Section 508 and SB 302.

6 points

The site provides equivalent access to technology for all students, faculty, and staff in accordance with Section 508 and SB 302.

   


Evaluation of Total Score

Rating Total Point Range Number of Criteria Rated at Each Level Overall
Rating
Exemplary 50-60 points  
Effective 30-49 points  
Needs Improvement less than 30 points  

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Sacramento State
last reviewed: December 14, 2006