Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

Teacher Fellowship Award Scoring Rubric

Below is the rubric we use to score teacher Fellowship applications. 

Essay Questions (maximum = 72 points)

                                                                    With 0 indicating a poor response, rate each essay for…

                                                                    Thoroughness        Uniqueness         Quality                   Total

1. Personal educational philosophy             0   1   2   3   4      0   1   2   3   4       0   1   2   3   4         _____

2. Raise achievement for all students

    Close the achievement gap

    Inspiring student’s love of learning       0   1   2   3   4        0   1   2   3   4       0   1   2    3   4        _____

3. Innovative projects/programs                0   1   2   3   4         0   1   2   3   4          0   1   2  3   4      _____

4. Community involvement                       0   1   2   3   4          0   1   2   3   4         0   1   2  3  4       _____

5. Unrealized goals                                    0   1   2   3   4          0   1   2   3   4          0   1   2   3   4       _____

6. Positive aspects/changes                       0   1   2   3   4          0   1   2   3   4          0   1   2   3   4    _____

                                                                                                                                Category total        _____

Letters of Recommendation (maximum = 18 points)

            Writer's relationship                Examples cited (circle yes or no)         Level of support for

               to the applicant*                     No     Yes                                            applicant's essays     Total

#1        __________________                 0      1                                          0    1    2      3    4      5    _____

#2        __________________                 0      1                                          0    1    2      3    4      5    _____

#3        __________________                 0      1                                          0    1    2      3    4      5    _____

                                                                                                                                Category total            _____

* One letter of recommendation must come from outside the school community or the application is rejected.

Overall Quality of Application (maximum = 10 points)                               Category total               _____

                                                   Applicant's Total Score (maximum = 100 points)                              _____