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Landscaping Design Project Rubric

Poster

Attribute Above Standard (5 pts) Meets Standard (3 pts) Below Standard (1 pt) Points Earned
Contents Meets project goals (big picture) and standalone use. Meets goals, but a section is confusing or not covered adequately. Missing or confusing in two or more sections.  
Information: Accurate, complete, extensive. Accurate and complete. Inaccurate, incomplete or inappropriate.  
Neatness: Exemplary, neat, well planned, enhances display. Neat, aids display. Messy, cluttered, detracts from display.  
Visuals: Well-rendered, enhances product, aids understanding. Pleasing, aids understanding. Irrelevant, distracting, inappropriate or not included.  
Visual subtotal  

Information checklist

  1. ___ Communicates the size, layout and usage of the lot and structures
  2. ___ Access, easements and utilities for property indicated
  3. ___ Plantings indicated appropriately
  4. ___ Plant list provided
  5. ___ Realty reality check

Presentations

Attribute Above Standard (5 pts) Meets Standard (3 pts) Below Standard (1 pt) Points Earned
Information: Accurate, complete, extensive. Accurate and complete. Inaccurate, incomplete or inappropriate.  
Organization: Exemplary, clear and logical Aids presentation Detracts from presentation.  
Presentation: Informed, poised, not requiring notes. Informed, with reference to notes. Unable to discuss information or reads from paper/poster.  
Oral subtotal  

Information checklist

  1. ___ Describes two or more goals (privacy, entertaining, habitat, modify climate, beautify property, garden, recreation, xeriscape) for the property and its usage.
  2. ___ Elaborate on the process you went through to create the site map poster.
  3. ___ Describes how the principles of design (balance, harmony and movement) guided project.
  4. ___ Describes how the elements of design (space, color, texture, arrangement) were used.
  5. ___ Describes plant selection and ties selection to design and usage.
  6. ___ Provides maintenance and water management.