Student Designed Multi-genre Web Page Rubric

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Layout /Design

The pages are unattractive. Text is difficult to read. The backgrounds are distracting.

The pages appear "busy" or "boring". Text may be difficult to read. The backgrounds are somewhat distracting.

The pages are eye-catching and attractive. Text is easy to read. The backgrounds are subtle and appropriate.

The pages are well organized. Text spacing and alignment make reading easy. The backgrounds enhance the page.


There are no photos, icons or clip art or they are inappropriate or of low quality.

Photos are blurry or fuzzy; icons and clip art do not "fit" with the topic. Too many pictures make the download time slow.

Photos, icons, and clip art are appropriate, of high quality, and download fairly quickly.

Photos, icons, and clip art are used creatively and may follow a theme.


Information is poorly written, inaccurate, or incomplete. Fewer than three genres.

Information could be better written and too little information is given in each section. Fewer than four genres.

Information is well-written and interesting to read. Four genres are present but no more than one requires much writing.

Information is creatively written and cleverly presented. Four genres are present and at least two require considerable writing

Navigation / Links

The user may become lost or links may be missing or not working.

The user may become confused when navigating between pages. Some links may not work

Links work well and the user can navigate back and forth with little trouble.

Links are created consistently and easy to follow. the user can easily navigate back and forth through pages.


Partners argue or fight much of the time and do not share responsibilities.

Partners have trouble solving disagreements; one partner does most of work.

Partners get along well and share equally in responsibilities.

Partners show respect for one another, get along especially well and work together on all aspects of the project.

Following Classroom Guidelines

Students are often out of groups without permission and cause disruptions in the classroom

Students occasionally leave group without permission and are louder than necessary in the classroom.

Students stay in their group, talk quietly to their own group only, and cause minimum disruptions.

Students are always on task, stay in their own group, and cause no disruptions.

A=112 – 120 B= 102 – 111 C= 90 – 101 D= 82 - 89