Wikipedia:WikiProject Kent/Assessment

Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Kent! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Kent related articles. 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 Kent}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Kent articles by quality, which serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.


See also the general assessment FAQ.
  1. What is the purpose of the article ratings?: The rating system allows the project to monitor the quality of articles in our subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. It is also utilized by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content. Please note, however, that these ratings are primarily intended for the internal use of the project, and do not necessarily imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a who
  2. How do I add an article to the WikiProject? : Just add {{WikiProject Kent}} to the talk page; there's no need to do anything else.
  3. Someone put a {{WikiProject Kent}} template on an article, but it doesn't seem to be within the project's scope. What should I do? : Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the talk page of this department (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
  4. Who can assess articles? : Any member of the Kent WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article. Editors who are not participants in this project are also welcome to assess articles, but should defer to consensus within the project in case of procedural disputes.
  5. How do I rate an article? : Check the quality scale and select the level that best matches the state of the article; then, follow the instructions below to add the rating to the project banner on the article's talk page. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
  6. Can I request that someone else rate an article? : Of course; to do so, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
  7. Why didn't the reviewer leave any comments? : Unfortunately, due to the volume of articles that need to be assessed, we are unable to leave detailed comments in most cases. If you have particular questions, you might ask the person who assessed the article; they will usually be happy to provide you with their reasoning.
  8. 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. Please note that some of the available levels have an associated formal review process; this is documented in the assessment scale.
  9. Aren't the ratings subjective? : Yes, they are somewhat subjective, 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!
  10. What if I have a question not listed here? : If your question concerns the article assessment process specifically, please refer to the discussion page for this department; for any other issues, you can go to the main project discussion page, or contact the project coordinators directly.


The {{WikiProject Kent}} project banner template should be added (not subst:ed) to the talk page of every article within the scope of the project. While the template does not require any additional parameters, it has a number of optional ones that add various extra features to the banner. The full syntax is as follows:

{{WikiProject Kent

class is for the quality of the article
importance is for the importance for researchers of Kent
unref = yes if references needed
any of the above parameters can be left blank

Comments should be added on the linked Talk sub page created by the template.


Quality assessmentsEdit

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

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

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

Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Kent-related articles)   Disambig 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Kent-related articles)   Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Kent-related articles)   NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Kent-related articles)   ??? 

After assessing an article's quality, any comments on the assessment can be added to the article's talk page.

Quality scaleEdit

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance assessmentEdit

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

{{WikiProject Kent| ... | importance=??? | ...}}

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

All articles that lack an importance rating are categorized in Category:Unknown-importance Kent-related articles.

Importance scaleEdit

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics of Kent. Generally, this is limited to those articles that are listed on xxx (?) A reader who is not involved in Kent will have high familiarity with the subject matter and should be able to relate to the topic easily. Articles in this importance range are written in mostly generic terms, leaving technical terms and descriptions for more specialized pages. Kent
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding the history or technology, etc of Kent. Most readers will at least be familiar with the topic being discussed. These articles describe the basics beyond the core topics about Kent and the more significant historical events in Kent history. Articles about the most basic topics in Kent like towns and cities and the most historically and culturally significant topics are included in this level. Some technical terms can be used within articles in this range, but where they are used, they should be explained or at least link to articles that discuss the terms in more detail. Channel Tunnel
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the history or technology of Kent. Many readers will be familiar with the topic being discussed, but a larger majority of readers may have only cursory knowledge of the overall subject. Articles at this level will cover subjects that are well known but not necessarily vital to understand Kent, such as xxx (?). Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text. Dover Castle
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of Kent. Few readers outside the local area of the article's topic may be familiar with the subject matter. It is likely that the reader does not know anything at all about the subject before reading the article. Articles at this range of importance will often delve into the minutiae of Kent, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed. Topics included at this level include xxx ?, small viliages, local railway stations, that otherwise had no significant impact on the rest of Kent. Swale railway station

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.

Requests for 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.

Edit section to add new requests
  1. Simon_Langton_Grammar_School_for_Boys Article has progressed quite a lot since last assessed. ModWilson (talk) 16:57, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Assessment logEdit

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

November 29, 2020Edit


November 28, 2020Edit



November 27, 2020Edit