Outcome a

Appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.

Performance Criteria







Lacks the basic knowledge required for understanding the subject. Cannot solve problems or complete assignments.

Has a nodding acquaintance with the subject matter. Is able to solve simple problems.

Can explain satisfactorily the knowledge basics. Can solve a range of problems.

Quite knowledgeable in the subject matter. Can discuss topics at length on this and related subjects. Solves problems easily. Other students use them as resources.


Has no idea how to begin and consistently needs extensive help to complete an assignment.

Has some success with previous assignments but occasionally needs help or reminders.

Completes assignments with little or no help. Knows more than one way to solve/complete an assignment.

Knows what needs to be done and accomplishes the task effortlessly. Often provides assistance to fellow students.


Has no useful skills to address a problem or assignment correctly that could lead to a successful solution.

Is unsure about the correctness of the solution to a problem or assignment.

Applies skills in a consistent manner needed for the solution of a problem or assignment.

Has a complete set of skills that go beyond what was taught in the classroom by exploring adaptions that allow solutions to problems or assignments in a novel and satisfactory manner.

Modern Tools

Applies dated techniques and skills to problems and assignments. Refuses to adopt modern tools. Has no idea what a design process is for a modern tool.

Is uncomfortable with the modern tools and struggles to complete assignments. Doesn't understand well the design process of the modern tool.

Works well with modern tools. Is familiar with the design process used by the modern tool. Can explore and solve difficulties from Help or Blog posts.

Knows how to develop techniques and skills that only modern tools make possible. Makes the difficult look easy. Advises other students on solutions.


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