Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

Grant Rubric

 

CRITERIA

EXCELLENT

GOOD/FAIR

POOR  

 

1. GOALS AND INNOVATION



Clearly shows a definite need that is consistent with the district’s goal of increasing student achievement.  Project methods are research-based and instructionally sound with clear and specific benchmarks identified.  Project is innovative and creative. Need not funded/minimally funded by district/schools.



States a need that is somewhat consistent with the district’s goal of increasing student achievement. Project methods are instructionally sound with goals identified. Project is somewhat innovative and creative. Need insufficiently funded by district/schools.

 



Does not address the district’s goal of increasing student achievement.  Project methods are not identified and no goals are cited. Minimal innovation or creativity is reflected. Need is funded by district/schools.

 

 

20 POINTS

15-20 Points

5-14 Points

0-4 Points

 

2. EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

 



Objectives are substantive, clearly defined and address the stated need, including financial need.  Educational outcomes are stated, obtainable, and measurable.  Demonstrates that the project will provide opportunities and/or enrichment for students.

 



Objectives are somewhat defined and address a need.  Educational outcomes are stated and measurable.  There is limited demonstration the project will provide opportunities and/or enrichment for students.

 



Objectives are not defined and no
measurable outcomes are included.  Offers little or no evidence that the project will provide opportunities and/or enrichment and for students.

20 POINTS

15-20 Points

5-14 Points

0-4 Points

 

3. PLAN, TIMELINE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

 



Implementation plan includes all project details within a realistic and attainable timeline.  Accountability and responsibility roles are clearly defined. Goals/objectives are clearly linked to the needs assessment.



Implementation plan includes limited project details; timeline is unclear, may not be realistic or attainable.  Accountability and responsibility roles are loosely defined.

Goals/objectives are somewhat linked to the needs assessment.



Implementation plan does not include all project details or timeline.  Accountability and responsibility roles are not defined. Goals/objectives are not clearly linked to the needs assessment.

15 POINTS

10-15 Points

5-9 Points

0-4 Points

 
4. SUSTAINABILITY, COLLABORATION

AND IMPACT 

 


Provides a plan for sustainability; the project can continue after the grant period has concluded.  Demonstrates the potential for collaboration; the project, its successes, and lessons learned will be shared with a large audience. Project has potential to involve a great number of students and staff and will have a significant, positive impact on the identified needs of the population served.

 
Possible plan for sustainability is addressed.  Future sustainability is somewhat limited. Collaboration would be minimal. 

Project has potential to impact a small number of students, staff and identified need.

 
Sustainability is not addressed and there is no clear plan for collaboration or information sharing.

Potential impact on students and staff not addressed.

 

20 POINTS

15-20 Points

5-14 Points

0-4 Points

 
5. EVALUATION COMPONENT

 


Evaluation has quantitative and qualitative measures that will be reported upon completion of the project; has clear measurable targets which describe the expectation and progress toward meeting the goals and objectives of the project.  Methods of evaluating the project are included.


Evaluation component is built into the project, but not specific. Methods of evaluating the effectiveness of the project are limited, but included.


Evaluation component is not addressed.

10 POINTS

10-15 Points

5-9 Points

0-2 Points


 
6. BUDGET, EXPENDITURES, AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (IF ANY) EXPLAINED

 

 

 


Detailed budget request provided.  Specific information on sources/vendors and all costs are included.  Supporting documentation is attached as needed for illustration purposes. Attempts to find the most economical and reasonable means to carry out the project have been made. Details of how partial funding would be used are provided, if applicable.

 Additional district resources, assistance and prior funding is identified and explained. Specific plans for any additional grant money, matching funds, in-kind contributions/support from other sources are identified.


Provides a vague or brief description of costs; details for requested funding is limited.

 Additional district resources, assistance and supplemental funding are explained, but not specific.


Provides little or no description of costs and budget plan is incomplete.

 No budget or list of expenditures included. 

The question of additional resources is not addressed. 

15 POINTS

10-15 Points

5-9 Points

0-4 Points

 

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