Wikipedia:WikiProject Deaf/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the Deaf WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles about Deaf, Deafness or the people of Deaf. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Deaf}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Deaf articles by quality and Category:Deaf articles by importance, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get my article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Deaf WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.



The full syntax is as follows:

{{WikiProject United States

General parametersEdit

Quality assessmentEdit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Deaf}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Deaf|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class deaf articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class deaf articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class deaf articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class deaf articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class deaf articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class deaf articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class deaf articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class deaf articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class deaf articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class deaf articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class deaf articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class deaf articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class deaf articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class deaf articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class deaf articles) Project
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class deaf articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class deaf articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed deaf articles) ???

Quality scaleEdit

Importance assessmentEdit

The criteria used for rating article importance are not meant to be an absolute or canonical view of how significant the topic is. Rather, they attempt to gauge the probability of the average reader of Wikipedia needing to look up the topic (and thus the immediate need to have a suitably well-written article on it). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of the Deaf or deafness.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to a Western audience—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Deaf}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Deaf|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance deaf articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance deaf articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance deaf articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance deaf articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance deaf articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance deaf articles)  ??? 

Importance scaleEdit

We are currently discussing which articles should be counted as being of Top-importance at Wikipedia:WikiProject Deaf/Assessment/Top-importance articles.

Requesting an assessmentEdit

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new rating for it, please feel free to list it below.

Elizabeth Steel - The earliest known non-aboriginal deaf person in Australia, who arrived on convict ship, 1790. Her gravestone was recently discovered under the Sydney Town Hall. Article created back August 2007, still awaiting assessment and importance. She is well known in Australia by deaf community (Victorian College for the Deaf - See article Page 4) and has had a book written about her. Boylo (talk) 15:06, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

Lip reading

Sign language in the brain

Assessment logEdit

The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

There were no logs for this project from September 25, 2022 - October 2, 2022.


The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

This page was once used by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team. It is preserved because of the information in its edit history. This page should not be edited or deleted. Wikiproject article lists can be generated using the WP 1.0 web tool.