Scoring Criteria

Scoring Criteria for QUEST Projects

Project ID#:                            Judge ID#:

Session, Time, & Room:

Authors: Circle: Poster/ Oral presentation

Please score each of the criteria using the numbering system:
1 = Poor 2 = Fair 3 = Good 4 = Very Good 5 = Excellent

Aesthetics

1. Organization of Ideas: Information was presented in a logical sequence that was clear and focused so that a broad audience followed it easily.

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2. Oral Communication and Expression: The authors made efficient use of their time constraints, used a clear speaking voice, defined terms and constructs (with little technical jargon), made the information accessible to a wide audience (i.e. that may not be expert in the area), and conformed to standards of dress, decorum, and language appropriate for a professional conference.

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3. Visual Presentation: The authors used visual aids/graphics to communicate information effectively; the information was presented in a format and design that was well-organized and easy to follow; the text and graphics were easy to read without clutter, unnecessary detail, and visual distractions.

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Content

4. Knowledge of Topic: The authors demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the topic background and literature; the authors provided citations and sources for information and claims; the authors provided effective and detailed responses to questions and comments.

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5. Purpose: The authors identified clear goals, hypotheses, or objectives for the project based upon a well-justified, scholarship-based rationale.

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6. Methodology and Execution: The authors used a sound methodological plan or analysis appropriate to the subject or discipline.

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7. Scholarly Importance of the Project: This project made a novel contribution to the literature or advanced the knowledge-base of the discipline; this project was worthwhile, well-conceived, and soundly executed.

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8. Overall Evaluation: In considering the project as a whole, what is your global evaluation of the project and authors? How strongly do you feel this project should be considered for an award?

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TOTAL SCORE (40 maximum)