Week 1 Assignment – The Balanced Scorecard

 

 

There are several challenges that one must confront in attempting to lead an organization strategically.  One must ensure that their organization’s vision, missions, and goals are in place to help move the organization forward.  Write a vision and mission for an organization or firm that you are currently associated with or familiar.  Use the balanced scorecard to assess how well that organization is fulfilling the mission you wrote.

Complete a 2-page written assignment, not including APA cover page or reference page as part of the 2-written page minimum.

 

Rubric

Written Assignment Rubric

Written Assignment Rubric
Criteria Ratings Pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCommunication & Understanding

The writer expresses ideas in a natural voice that permits a smooth reading and clear communication of ideas. The ideas are written so they can be understood easily, and the reader does not have to struggle to understand what the writer is saying.

20 to >18.0 pts

Target/High Proficiency

Writing clearly communicates a thorough understanding of the topic and responds thoughtfully to all parts of the assignment.

18 to >16.0 pts

Proficiency

Writing satisfactorily communicates an understanding of the topic and responds with some thought to all or most parts of the assignment.

16 to >14.0 pts

Acceptable

Writing acceptably communicates an understanding of the topic and responds with some thought to some parts of the assignment. Key material may be missing from the writing

14 to >10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Writing communicates a minimal understanding of the topic and/or suggest little reflection and/or responds to few parts of the assignment.

10 to >0 pts

Poor or No Response

No participation of significance

 

20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnalysis & Reflection

The writer needs to demonstrate the ability to analyze a subject from different perspectives, identify what’s at stake in each of these perspectives, and connect his or her conclusions to the central theme of the paper. It is not enough to present supportive examples without making clear the significance of these examples and how they advance the point the writer is trying to make.

20 to >18.0 pts

Target/High Proficiency

Writing includes a deep level of analysis and reflection on the material.

18 to >16.0 pts

Proficiency

Writing includes a satisfactory level of analysis and reflection on the material.

16 to >14.0 pts

Acceptable

Writing includes minimal analysis and reflection on the material.

14 to >10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Writing includes little to no analysis and reflection on the material.

10 to >0 pts

Poor or No Response

No participation of significance

 

20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeApplication

Application refers to the ability to use learned material in new situations. Participant needs to effectively apply rules, methods, concepts, principles, laws, strategies and theories. Learning outcomes in this area require a higher level of understanding than those of comprehension.

20 to >18.0 pts

Target/High Proficiency

Participant has effectively applied theories, principles and strategies discussed in class (discussions, readings, etc.).

18 to >16.0 pts

Proficiency

Participant has satisfactorily applied theories, principles and strategies discussed in class (discussions, readings, etc.).

16 to >14.0 pts

Acceptable

Participant has minimally applied theories, principles and strategies discussed in class (discussions, readings, etc.).

14 to >10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Participant has not applied theories, principles and strategies discussed in class (discussions, readings, etc.).

10 to >0 pts

Poor or No Response

No participation of significance

 

20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEffective Use of Research Techniques/Documentation (Where Appropriate)

The writer needs to select appropriate material from references to support ideas, use a variety of references, integrate the source material smoothly into the flow of the paper/Discussion, and demonstrate consistent and correct use of the APA documentation style.

20 to >18.0 pts

Target/High Proficiency

The writer selected outstanding material from a variety of references to support ideas and demonstrated consistent and correct use of the APA documentation style.

18 to >16.0 pts

Proficiency

The writer selected appropriate material from a variety of references to support ideas and demonstrated consistent and correct use of the APA documentation style.

16 to >14.0 pts

Acceptable

The writer selected acceptable material from a variety of references to support ideas and demonstrated some consistent and correct use of the APA documentation style.

14 to >10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

The writer has not selected material from a variety of references to support ideas and has not demonstrated consistent and correct use of the APA documentation style.

10 to >0 pts

Poor or No Response

No participation of significance

 

20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeStyle (language, mechanics and organization)

Style include the standard conventions of vocabulary, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and correct paragraph indentation. Usage involves issues of verb tenses, apostrophes, subject-verb agreement, noun-pronoun agreement, run-on sentences, sentence fragments, and misplaced as well as dangling modifiers.

20 to >18.0 pts

Target/High Proficiency

The writing is free from spelling and grammar errors. Ideas are coherently and cohesively communicated due to sentence structure, word choice, sequencing of ideas and use of transitions. Information has been gathered thoroughly, and is presented clearly References are cited correctly.

18 to >16.0 pts

Proficiency

Minor spelling and grammar errors may be present. Ideas are adequately communicated due to sentence structure, word choice, sequencing of ideas and use of transitions. Information has been gathered thoroughly, and is presented clearly. References are cited correctly.

16 to >14.0 pts

Acceptable

Frequent errors in spelling, grammar, and/or other writing conventions are present. Sentence structure, word choice, lack of transitions and/or sequencing of ideas often impedes comprehension of the written product. Required information may not be complete, and/or may not be presented clearly. References may be cited incorrectly.

14 to >10.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Numerous errors in spelling, grammar, and/or other writing conventions impede comprehension of text. Sentence structure, word choice, lack of transitions and/or sequencing of ideas make comprehending the written product difficult. Required information is incomplete and may not be presented clearly. References may be cited incorrectly.

10 to >0 pts

Poor or No Response

No participation of significance

 

20 pts
Total Points: 100

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