Lesson Planet: App Review Rubric

5-Exemplary 3-Proficient 1-Not Proficient N/A
Does it Get the Job Done?
  • Expertly performs stated task(s)
  • Exemplary in meeting learning objective(s)
  • Exemplary in meeting specified need(s)
  • Adequately performs stated task(s)
  • Meets learning objective(s) when supplemented
  • Sufficient in meeting specified need(s)
  • Does not perform stated task(s)
  • Does not meet learning objective(s)
  • Does not meet specified need(s)
Does it Provide Guidance?
  • Provides excellent support to help user learn the application, either through a walk-through, tutorial video, or how-to FAQs
  • Gives feedback/coaching
  • Offers increasingly challenging levels that require users to build on previous learning
  • Provides some support to help user learn the application
  • Offers minimal feedback/ coaching
  • Additional levels do not increase in difficulty
  • Does not provide necessary support to help user learn the application
  • Provides no feedback/coaching
  • Does not offer any additional levels or challenges
  • Application use is intuitive and does not necessitate a tutorial

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  • Does not require differentiation
Is it Fun?
  • Highly engaging and stimulates user's interest
  • Visually appealing with high quality sound effects, images, and/or graphics support the application’s goals
  • Activities keep user focused on task
  • Highly interactive
  • Somewhat interesting
  • Good sound effects, images, and/or graphics support the application’s goals
  • Images or activities may draw users off task
  • Some interactive features
  • Frustrating and/or not engaging for user
  • Poor sound and/or visual quality detracts from the application’s goals
  • Images and activities draw user off task
  • No interactive features
Is it Customizable?
  • Allows sharing of scores or accomplishments
  • Features can be turned on or off
  • Ability to create multiple user accounts
  • Ability to save and/or track progress of multiple users
  • User can customize or create content
  • Some scores or accomplishments may be shared
  • Some features can be turned on or off
  • Limited number of user accounts
  • Ability to save and/or track progress of a limited number of users
  • Limited ability to customize and/or create content
  • Results cannot be saved or shared
  • No ability to turn features on or off
  • Single user account
  • Ability to save and/or track progress of only a single user
  • No ability to customize or create content
  • Does not have features that apply to this category
Is it Worth it?
  • Useful throughout the school year
  • Functions seamlessly without crashing or lagging
  • Accesses higher-level thinking
  • Highly recommended
  • Could be used more than once throughout the school year
  • Generally functions well, but may crash and/or lag occasionally
  • Accesses more than one level of thinking
  • Would recommend with reservations
  • Useful only once during the school year
  • Crashes often or does not function smoothly
  • Accesses only one level of thinking
  • Would not recommend to others
Is it Safe?
  • No third-party ads
  • Location services are easily turned off
  • Does not link directly to web
  • Does not collect personal information
  • Doesn't promote adult-oriented content such as sexual content, alcohol, violence, or other mature themes
  • Third-party ads may appear
  • Location services may be turned off with some difficulty
  • Offers option to share on social networks or the internet, but is not required
  • Asks for name, but not other personal information
  • May contain mild or implied mature content
  • Contains third-party ads
  • Location services cannot be turned off
  • Links directly to social media with sign-in
  • Requires personal information such as email address, last name, or credit card information
  • Has adult themes or content
  • Intended for adults