- Easy to comprehend and follow.
- Adequate space for evaluators' reactions
- Fits on one (or two) page (s)
Points to be Evaluated
- Sensitive (not simplistic "black or white" "yes or no")
- Simple to use, direct (not complicated or confusing)
- Appropriate for items (questions which the system employs)
- Broad and appropriate coverage
- Organized into logical, comprehensible groupings (with titles, if appropriate)
- Different, divergent points treated separately
Section/Space for publication information
- Able to accommodate unanticipated, unusual features
- Space for comments
Section/Space for information on intended audience/users of the material
- Material's title, author, publisher, year, price, ISBN, etc.
Clear instructions for use
- Teachers (English proficiency, professional training, etc.)
- Students (age, proficiency level, goals, etc.)
Provision for easy comparison of several books
- To insure inter-rater reliability
- To allow comparisons between ratings of different materials
- Book A vs. Book B vs. Book C, etc.
- For more/less important criteria