Tolerance of Ambiguity Rubric

Criterion Advanced/ Sophisticated Competent/ Adequate Developing/ Inadequate Absent / Unacceptable
Completion of Task All requirements of the task were addressed by the student. Most requirements of the assignment were addressed by the student. Only some of the requirements of the assignment were addressed by the student. Few (if any) of the task requirements were addressed by the student.
Evidence of Tolerance of Ambiguity Shows acceptance of cultural differences, including subtle or hidden differences, and is not troubled by ambiguous situations. Has flexible ideas about what “should” occur even in complex situations. Shows acceptance of obvious cultural differences, and can manage in some ambiguous situations. Shows some flexibility about what “should” occur based on that acceptance. Occasionally shows acceptance of cultural differences, though may be troubled by ambiguous situations. May have fixed ideas about what “should” occur. Shows minimum or no acceptance of cultural differences and evidences a self-centric view of culture.
Clarity and Organization

The assignment has a clear and effective organizational structure, creating a sense of unity and completeness. The response is fully sustained, and consistently and purposefully focused.


The assignment has an evident organizational structure and a sense of completeness, though there may be minor flaws and some ideas may be loosely connected. The response is adequately  sustained and generally focused.


The assignment has an inconsistent organizational structure, and flaws are evident. The response is somewhat sustained and may have a minor drift in focus.


The assignment has little or no discernible organizational structure. The response may be related to the topic but may provide little or no focus.



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