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  Rating System

NYSCA panelists use the following rating system to evaluate grant applications. Each of the three primary criteria are rated.  


Rating System Score Chart

Score Descriptor Additional Guidance on Strengths/Weaknesses
9
Exceptional
Exceptionally strong (model and standard for field or discipline with essentially no weaknesses)
8 Outstanding Extremely strong with negligible weaknesses
7 Excellent Very strong with some minor weaknesses
6 Very Good Strong with numerous minor weaknesses
5 Good Strong but with at least one moderate weakness
4 Satisfactory Some strengths but with some moderate weaknesses
3 Fair Some strengths but with at least one major weakness
2 Marginal A few strengths and a few major weaknesses
1 Poor Very few strengths and numerous major weaknesses

Minor Weakness:  An easily addressable weakness that does not substantially lessen impact.

Moderate Weakness:  A weakness that lessens impact.

Major Weakness:  A weakness that severely limits impact.

  2004 New York State Council on the Arts.