I am from Ocala, FL (Central Florida). Drugs of all kinds is one major issue in this community.
Below is the criteria and grading rubric from my professor
Community Needs Assessment Assignment
Use this as a guide to cover the topics under each category in your paper. Also refer to the Community Needs Assessment Paper grading rubric for further assistance.
Introduction of Community/Population of interest
- Define your “community”
- Describe and define population/community assessed
- Provide demographics for your “community”
- Compare your “community” to the state demographics
- Describe available resources within the “community”
- Identify missing resources within the “community”
- Identify the top 2 problem areas within your “community”
- Describe the impact of these problem areas within your “community”
Plan, Implementation, and Assessment Model
- Develop a plan utilizing an assessment model in response to the problem areas identified above.
- What additional resources are needed for the plan
- Develop an implementation timeline for your plan with specific action steps identified
- What human resources are needed for implementation
Community Needs Assessment Paper Grading Rubric -200 Points
|Criteria||Excellent Work||Meets Expectations||Needs Improvement||Minimally Acceptable||Total Points|
|ContentKnowledge||40 Points-Follows all requirements for the assignment.-Conveys well-rounded knowledge of the topic.-Excels in fully presenting what is known about the topic.||30 Points-Follows all requirements for the assignment.-Major points of topic are mostly covered in the required assignment areas.||20 Points-Knowledge of topic is partially covered.-Key information is missing from 2 or more assignment areas.||10 Points-Knowledge of topic is general and does not cover all the required assignment areas.|
|Flow of Content||40 Points-Well-organized.-Information flows in logical and interesting sequence.-Easy to read, follow, and understand throughout.-Captures the reader’s attention.||30 Points-Organized.-Information flows in logical and interesting sequence.-Easy to read, follow, and understand through most of presentation.||20 Points-Organization, sequence, and flow of presentation are difficult to follow at times.-Information is difficult to read or understand in a few areas.||10 Points-Paper is not well organized.-Information is difficult to read, understand, and follow throughout most of the paper.|
|Clarity, Critical Thinking||40 Points-Concisely explains the topic.- Consistently analyzes information, offers insight, and draws conclusions.-Excels in presentation of ideas.-Scholarly work.||30 Points|
-Explains the topic.-Presents information about the topic.-Some analysis, insight, and conclusions offered.-Scholarly work.
-Major aspects of the topic are presented, but content lacks insight and analysis.
|10 Points-Information is basic.-Major aspects of the topic are missing or inadequate.-Lacks insight, analysis, and conclusions.-Reader gains little understanding of the topic.|
|Writing Composition(Spelling, Grammar, Sentence Structure) and APA Format||40 Points-An occasional error may occur, but writing, grammar, spelling, transitions, readability, and sentence structure are essentially error free.- An occasional error may occur, but the paper is essentially error-free, following APA format in the body of the paper and reference page.||30 Points-Some minor errors (1-3 errors) may occur with spelling, grammar, transitions, and sentence structure but are not consistent throughout.-Errors do not interfere with the readability or comprehension of information.- Some minor errors (1-3 errors) may occur with APA format, but errors are not consistent throughout the paper.||20 Points|
-Frequent errors (4-5 errors) occur with spelling, grammar, transitions, sentence structure, and readability throughout.- Frequent errors (4-5 errors) occur with APA format throughout the paper
|10 Points-Numerous errors (>6 errors) occur with spelling, grammar, transitions, and sentence structure, throughout, which make it very difficult to read and understand the information presented.- Numerous errors (>6 errors) occur with APA format consistently throughout the paper, indicating that little effort was placed on understanding the format guidelines|
|References||40 Points-Information gathered from a variety of nursing journals and nursing and/or medical organization websites.-Includes a minimum of 3-5 current references within the last 5 years including nursing journal articles.||30 Points-Information gatheredfrom a variety of relevantsources.-Includes less than 3 -5 current references within the last 5 years with no inclusion of nursing journal articles. .||20 Points-Information gathered from a variety of relevant sources. (Not all are professional sites).-Provides less than 3 references.-References are greater than 5 years old. No nursing journals included in references.||10 Points-Not all references are appropriate; not from scholarly sources.-Fewer than 3 references used.|