Rubric for case study

Case Study Rubric
Plan and Conduct a Case Study 0 1 2 3
Plans and conducts a case study using a multi-method multiinformant, multi-setting approach, demonstrating an assessment
linked to intervention perspective focused on a child’s social,
emotional, and behavioral functioning.
Prepares Written Case Summary
0 1 2 3
Prepares a professionally written case summary documenting
the referral concerns and presenting problems, relevant
background information, assessment results, case
conceptualization, and intervention plans
Case Conceptualization 0 1 2 3
Develops a case conceptualization that synthesizes findings
into a helpful perspective or a deeper understanding of the
child in relation to the referral problem or possible
Selection of Assessment Methods
Presents a psychological portrait of the child.
Uses three different observational methods.
Summarizes findings in a brief report.
Discusses advantages and limitations of each method in
terms of assessment & intervention.
States purpose of assessment or identifies referral
concerns or assessment questions.
Assessment procedures and methods selected based on
their relevance to presenting concerns.
Assessment Results
Teacher, Parent & Child interviews
Includes a brief one-page summary for each.
Norm-Referenced Objectively Scored Measures.
Correctly administered and scored objective measures of
personality, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
Included scoring protocols.
Projective Techniques.
Administered, scored and/or interpreted two projective
techniques or methods.
Curriculum Based Assessment.
Used performance and curriculum based approaches to
complete an informal academic assessment of reading and
writing skills as they may relate to the child's social and
behavioral difficulties.
Professional Correspondence.
Includes two professional letters written to explain
assessment and/or intervention plan (one teacher letter and
one parent letter).
Evidence-Based Assessment & Intervention
Includes a review of relevant evidence-based research
Discussed assessment results accurately without overreliance on technical jargon.
Assessment results address the referral questions and
presenting concerns.
How child thinks & feels about his/her world.
How child views his/her difficulties or problems.
Acknowledges strengths & developmental assets
Identifies the child’s most pressing unmet psychological
Guided by a theoretical perspective(s).
Integrated relevant literature from bibliography.
Reflected a thorough, deliberate, comprehensive, and
hypothesis-driven assessment style.
Interprets the child’s functioning from a developmental
frame of reference.
Offers perspective to help explains past and present
behaviors or problems.
Offers new functional understanding of and insights into
the child, beyond behavioral descriptions
Data-based Problem Solving
Uses assessment-linked-to-intervention worksheet.
Recommends interventions linked to assessment.
Describes specific intervention strategies in sufficient
practical details to facilitate implementation.
Professional Standards
Ethical and legal issues are addressed in terms of
consent, confidentiality, etc. (e.g. pseudonym)
Considers role of multicultural and diversity issues
Uses assessment data to support or to rule out
hypotheses or conceptualization.
Consistent with relevant evidence-based research
Recognizes possible relationship between
social/emotional concerns and academic/school
Presents a balanced perspective between individual
characteristics and environmental/contextual factors.
Professional Style
Links Assessment & Intervention
Information organized and presented professionally
Writing style is clear, cohesive, concise, mechanics are
sound (spelling, grammar, etc.).
Integrated logical narrative style rather than series of
fragmented and disparate sections.
Uses caution formulating inferences & interpretations.
Designs intervention based on conceptualization.
Recommends interventions linked to assessment, that
addresses referral concerns & child’s unmet needs.