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BriefingBookRubric1.pdf

Elements Guiding Questions Exemplary Proficient Developing Unacceptable Comments: Exective summary Is there a concise and focused summary for the

whole Book (encompassing all three policy options in the three sections) ? Does it convey an issue statement? Does it give the background a reader needs to understand the issue? Is it consistent with the evidence that follows? Does it identify key tensions or tradeoffs?

Short, concise, and focused summary of issue; addresses all guiding questions completely, clearly, and concisely

Summary addresses all guiding questions; could be more concise; too reliant on details

Summary covered the main points, but message needed better focus; issue statement is clear

Summary was missing or unconnected to information that follows; difficult to decipher

Summary Sheet for each Book section (cluster of articles)

Is there a summary sheet for each section (two peer- reviewed research articles and two articles of perspective, editorial, or opinion)? Is each summary sheet complete?*

All required components of the sheet are present for all articles in each section; information on sheets is clear, concise, and relevant

All required components of the sheet are present for all articles in each section; information on sheets is generally clear, concise, and pertinent

All required components of the sheet are present for all articles; information might have been usable to student but not clear to reader

Some articles are missing OR some required components are missing; information is unclear

Compendium of articles

Are copies of the articles there? (two peer- reviewed research articles and two articles of perspective, editorial, or opinion for each Book section)

Presents a full set of articles for each Book section

Does not present a full set of articles for each Book section

Relevance of the evidence

Are the articles relevant? Does the evidence include impact on public health?

Articles clearly relate to topic of their Book section and enhance understanding of breadth and depth of the issue, including impact on public health

Articles clearly relate to the topic of their Book section and contribute to understanding the issue, but some problems with too general or too specific a focus

Articles relate to the topic of their Book section, but relevance and contribution to understanding the issue could be sharpened in topic or focus

Not clear how articles relate to the topic; articles confuse the issue

Credibility of the evidence

Are the articles credible sources of evidence? Articles clearly serve as credible representations of evidence; peer reviewed come from identified peer reviewed sources, perspective articles are presented appropriately for their contributions to understanding the issue

Peer review articles serve as examples from credible sources; differentiation between facts and editorials could be strengthened

Peer review articles are not all from the most credible sources; not clear how perspective articles are meant to serve as evidence

Not clear that articles are from peer reviewed sources; reliance on opinions without crediting it as such; confusion between "fake news" and credible evidence

Balance of the evidence

Do the articles accurately represent the existing balance of facts and/or opinions?

Articles accurately represent convergence and divergence of findings or arguments/ counterarguments in the issue; serve to inform the reader of multiple sides of the issue

Articles represent multiple perspectives and present the issue as multi-sided

Articles represent multiple perspectives but leave suspicion of false equivalence and "cherry picking" for the appearance of objectivity or fairness

Articles appear biased toward one perspective, and leave the reader uninformed of divergent findings/ arguments; OR student does not appear to understand convergence and divergence of evidence

Synthesis of the evidence

As a whole (executive summary, summary sheets, and the body of articles chosen) did the student appropriately synthesize evidence to help the reader gain accurate command of the issue?

Presentation of evidence demonstrates the student's informed evaluation of sources and ability to present evidence and perspectives in logical order; presents an accurate and clear picture of the issue

Presentation demonstrates the student's ability to identify relevant sources of information to reflect the breadth and depth of the issue

The body of evidence is logical and pieces appear accurate, but does not lead to a cohesive whole picture of the issue

The body of evidence is fragmented and incoherent OR unidimensional; does not come together to form an accurate or cohesive whole picture of the issue

*Summary Sheet for Section Article Name Question Major Findings Methods (if relevant) Key Facts Policy Implications (if relevant) Feasibility/Scalability (if relevant) Key Quotes (if relevant) Key Stakeholders (if relevant)

Assignment:

Briefing Book-- Full Product Also used for feedback on earlier drafts in weeks 3 and 5

Please see case inject and How to Prepare a Briefing Book for specific instructions