Distinguished Student Awards (DSA)

The CAROCP Distinguished Student Award is our primary opportunity to recognize students who have displayed a positive attitude, demonstrated outstanding skills in class, possess realistic career goals and whose future has been significantly impacted by ROP. Recognition begins with each teacher nominating one student for the competition. Students create a 1½ - 3 minute video showcasing their talents and speaking about how their ROP class(es) have impacted their future career and education plans. One winner is selected from each represented industry sector.

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DSA Scoring Rubric

 

3 Points 2 Points 1 Point

Skills learned/demonstrated

Clear mastery of skills shown/communicated in demonstration; student discusses skills necessary to successfully complete project; student also discusses skills necessary to be successful in their chosen career path. Adequate mastery of skills shown/communicated in demonstration; student communicates skills necessary to successfully complete project. Skills only briefly covered in presentation.

Career plans

Detailed knowledge of the relationship of classes to their career. Effectively communicates their own career path. Basic knowledge of the relationship of classes to their career. Limited knowledge of the relationship of classes to their career.

Education/training plans

Completely understands the current education/training requirements for chosen career path and the effect it will have on their field of employment. Demonstrates basic knowledge of the current education/training requirements for chosen career path and the effect it will have on their field of employment. Lacks knowledge of current technology within their field of employment or career interest.

Why they would recommend ROP to family/friends

Speaks positively about ROP and discusses benefits as they relate to students' futures. Speaks positively about ROP; lists benefits, but doesn't relate them to students' futures. Speaks positively about ROP. Does not list benefits.