Week 3: Assignment: Organizational Needs Assessment

Rubric

Week 3 Assignment Grading Rubric: Organizational Needs Assessment (120 pts)
Week 3 Assignment Grading Rubric: Organizational Needs Assessment (120 pts)
Criteria Ratings Pts
Introduction

Requirements:
1. Start your introduction with a powerful purpose statement to stimulate interest.
2. Introduce the practice problem or need.
3. Provide a preview of what the paper will include with a strong thesis sentence.

15 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements and provides an in-depth introduction.

14 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes all requirements and provides a sufficient introduction.

12 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes 2 requirements and/or provides a partial introduction.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Provides an undeveloped introduction.
15 pts
Identification of the Problem or Need

Requirements:
1. Present the practice problem or need.
2. Discuss how the practice problem or need was determined.
3. Present the evidence in the literature.
4. Present the source of the data (i.e. internal data) at the practicum site.

30 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements and an provides an in-depth discussion about the practice problem or need.

27 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes at least 3 requirements and/or provides a sufficient discussion about the practice problem or need.

24 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes at least 2 requirements and/or provides a partial discussion about the practice problem or need.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Provides an undeveloped discussion about the practice problem or need.
30 pts
Stakeholders

Requirements:
1. Identify (state explicitly) key stakeholders who will support the change.
2. Identify (state explicitly) key stakeholders who may resist the change.
3. Identify (state explicitly) stakeholders who will have the most influence on positive or negative changes related to your identified problem.

15 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements and provides an in-depth evaluation of stakeholders.

14 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes at least 2 requirements and/or provides a sufficient evaluation of stakeholders.

12 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes at least 1 requirements and/or provides a partial evaluation of stakeholders.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Provides an undeveloped evaluation of stakeholders.
15 pts
Priority for the DNP Project Idea

Requirements:
1. Describe the criteria determined to be of high priority.
2. Describe the criteria determined to be of low priority.
3. Present a summary of your assessment.

15 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements and provides an in-depth discussion about the priority for the DNP Project.

14 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes at least 2 requirements and/or provides a sufficient discussion about the priority for the DNP Project.

12 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes at least 1 requirements and/or provides a partial discussion about the priority for the DNP Project.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Provides an undeveloped discussion about the priority for the DNP Project.
15 pts
Gap Analysis

Requirements: Please answer all of the questions separately. Do not combine answers.
1. Complete the Gap Analysis table and embed the table in your paper.
2. What is currently happening at the practicum site?
3. What should be happening at the practicum site based on current evidence?
4. What is your practice gap ? (state what is currently happening and state what should be happening)
5. Why is there a practice gap ?
6. What factors are contributing to the practice gap?
7. What evidence do you have to demonstrate there is a practice gap?

20 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements of the Gap Analysis and provides an in-depth Gap Analysis table presentation.

18 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes at least 5 requirements of the gap analysis and/or provides a sufficient Gap Analysis table presentation.

16 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes at least 4 requirements of the gap analysis and/or provides a partial Gap Analysis table presentation.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Provides an undeveloped Gap Analysis table presentation.
20 pts
Conclusion

Requirements:
1. Provide a well-rounded and comprehensive conclusion.
2. Summarize the assessment.
3. Provide support for the need to conduct the project.

15 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements and provides an in-depth summary in the conclusion.

14 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes at least 2 requirements and/or provides a sufficient summary in the conclusion.

12 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes at least 1 requirements and/or provides a partial summary in the conclusion.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Provides an undeveloped summary of the main points in the needs assessment in the conclusion.
15 pts
APA Style and Standards

Requirements:
1. Uses appropriate Level I headers.
2. Reference and citations are in current APA style.
3. Paper length is 3-4 pages excluding title and reference pages.

5 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements of APA style and standards.

4 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes 2 requirements of APA style and standards.

3 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes 1 requirement of APA style and standards.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Includes fewer than all requirements and/or demonstrates poor APA style and standards.
5 pts
Clarity of Writing

Requirements:
1. Uses standard English grammar and sentence structure.
2. No spelling or typographical errors.
3. Organized presentation of ideas.

5 pts

Excellent or Highest Level of Performance
Includes all requirements of clarity of writing.

4 pts

Good or High Level of Performance
Includes 2 requirements of clarity of writing.

3 pts

Acceptable or basic Level of Performance
Includes 1 requirement of clarity of writing.

0 pts

Failing Level of Performance
Includes fewer than all requirements and/or demonstrates poor clarity of writing.
5 pts
Total Points: 120

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