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Small Town Board of Education School Naming Project

Print and Use This Rubric to Rate each of the Candidates

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Points

The Number of Obstacles to Success Faced by the Candidate
Not many obstacles were presented. The candidate almost never had to use the power of his/her will to overcome obstacles to success.
Some obstacles were presented. The candidate seldom had to use the power of his/her will to overcome obstacles to success.
Many obstacles were presented. The candidate had to use the power of his/her will to overcome certain obstacles to success.
Tremendous obstacles were presented. The candidate often had to use the power of his/her will to overcome overwhelming obstacles to success.
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The Candidate's Character
The candidate was not honest, loyal, and/or dependable. He/she seldom worked hard to achieve goals.
The candidate was sometimes honest, loyal, and/or dependable. He/she sometimes worked hard to achieve goals.
The candidate was honest, loyal, and/or dependable. He/she worked hard to achieve goals.
The candidate was extremely honest, loyal, and/or dependable. He/she always worked hard to achieve goals.
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The Candidate's Talent
The candidate was not very talented. He/she became successful through luck or the help of others.
The candidate is talented, but no more so than many others. He/she became successful through a combination of luck, the help of others, and modest talent.
The candidate is talented; more so than most others. He/she became successful mostly because he/she was usually better than the competition.
The candidate is extremely talented; more so than almost all others. He/she became successful because he/she was almost always better than the competition.
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The Candidate's Work Ethic
The candidate seldom, if ever worked hard to achieve goals. His/her success is not really connected to hard work and effort.
The candidate sometimes worked hard to achieve goals. His/her success is somewhat connected to hard work and effort.
The candidate usually worked hard to achieve goals. His/her success is usually connected to hard work and effort.
The candidate always worked hard to achieve goals.  His/her success is always connected to hard work and effort.
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The Candidate's Impact on the World
The candidate's life and achievements had no real effect on society. No lives were made better or worse because of this person's life.
The candidate's life and achievements had little real effect on society. Few lives were made better or worse because of this person's life.
The candidate's life and achievements had a real effect on society. Considerable lives were made better or worse because of this person's life.
The candidate's life and achievements had a tremendous effect on society. Many lives were made better or worse because of this person's life.
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