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

FA Featured articles edit

Featured content candidates edit

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GA Good articles edit

Good article candidates edit

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Did You Know... edit

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Quality assessments edit

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

{{WikiProject Nigeria|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 Nigeria articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Nigeria articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Nigeria articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Nigeria articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Nigeria articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Nigeria articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Nigeria articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Nigeria articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Nigeria 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 Nigeria articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Nigeria articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Nigeria articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Nigeria articles)   FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Nigeria articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Nigeria articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Nigeria articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Nigeria articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Nigeria articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Nigeria articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Nigeria articles) ???

Quality scale edit

Article progress grading scheme
Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Reserved exclusively for articles that have received "Featured article" status after peer review, and meet the current criteria for featured articles. Definitive. Outstanding, thorough article; a great source for encyclopedic information. No further editing necessary, unless new published information has come to light. Chinua Achebe
Provides a well-written, reasonably clear and complete description of the topic, as described in How to write a great article. It should be of a length suitable for the subject, with a well-written introduction and an appropriate series of headings to break up the content. It should have sufficient external literature references, preferably from the "hard" (peer-reviewed where appropriate) literature rather than websites. Should be well illustrated, with no copyright problems. At the stage where it could at least be considered for featured article status, corresponds to the "Wikipedia 1.0" standard. Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject matter would typically find nothing wanting. May miss a few relevant points. Minor edits and adjustments would improve the article, particularly if brought to bear by a subject-matter expert. In particular, issues of breadth, completeness, and balance may need work. Peer-review would be helpful at this stage. NA
The article has passed through the Good article nomination process and been granted GA status, meeting the good article standards. This should be used for articles that still need some work to reach featured article standards, but that are otherwise good. Good articles that may succeed in FAC should be considered A-Class articles, but being a Good article is not a requirement for A-Class. Useful to nearly all readers. A good treatment of the subject. No obvious problems, gaps, excessive information. Adequate for most purposes, but other encyclopedias could do a better job. Some editing will clearly be helpful, but not necessary for a good reader experience. If the article is not already fully wikified, now is the time. Enugu
Has several of the elements described in "start", usually a majority of the material needed for a completed article. Nonetheless, it has significant gaps or missing elements or references, needs substantial editing for English language usage and/or clarity, balance of content, or contains other policy problems such as copyright, NPOV or NOR. With NPOV a well written B-class may correspond to the "Wikipedia 0.5" or "usable" standard. Articles that are close to GA status but don't meet the Good article criteria should be B- or Start-class articles. Useful to many, but not all, readers. A casual reader flipping through articles would feel that they generally understood the topic, but a serious student or researcher trying to use the material would have trouble doing so, or would risk error in derivative work. Considerable editing is still needed, including filling in some important gaps or correcting significant policy errors. Articles for which cleanup is needed will typically have this designation to start with. Muma Gee
The article is substantial, but is still missing important content or contains much irrelevant material. The article should have some references to reliable sources, but may still have significant problems or require substantial cleanup. The article cites at least one reliable source and is better developed in style, structure, and quality than Start-Class, but it fails one or more of the criteria for B-Class. It may have some gaps or missing elements; need editing for clarity, balance, or flow; or contain policy violations, such as bias or original research. Articles on fictional topics are likely to be marked as C-Class if they are written from an in-universe perspective. It is most likely that C-Class articles have a reasonable encyclopedic style. Useful to a casual reader, but would not provide a complete picture for even a moderately detailed study. Considerable editing is needed to close gaps in content and solve cleanup problems. Water supply and sanitation in Nigeria
The article has a meaningful amount of good content, but it is still weak in many areas, and may lack a table. Has at least one serious element of gathered materials, including any one of the following:
  • a particularly useful picture or graphic
  • multiple links that help explain or illustrate the topic
  • a subheading that fully treats an element of the topic
  • multiple subheadings that indicate material that could be added to complete the article
Not useless. Some readers will find what they are looking for, but most will not. Most articles in this category have the look of an article "under construction" and a reader genuinely interested in the topic is likely to seek additional information elsewhere. Substantial/major editing is needed, most material for a complete article needs to be added. This article usually isn't even good enough for a cleanup tag: it still needs to be built. Health in Nigeria
The article is either a very short article or a rough collection of information that will need much work to bring it to A-Class level. It is usually very short, but can be of any length if the material is irrelevant or incomprehensible. May be useless to a reader only passingly familiar with the term. Possibly useful to someone who has no idea what the term meant. At best a brief, informed dictionary definition. Any editing or additional material can be helpful. Adeoye Adetunji
The article does not exist and needs to be created.      

Importance assessment edit

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

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

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale edit

Importance must be regarded as a relative term. If importance values are applied within this project, these only reflect the perceived importance to this project. An article judged to be "Top-Class" in one context may be only "Mid-Class" in another. 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).

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top Utmost importance to this project, and/or forms the basis of all information. States of Nigeria
High Must have had a large impact on Nigerian history or culture or plays an important role today, and/or had importance outside of Nigeria. Niger Delta
Mid Significant impact on Nigeria's history or culture, or high regional importance. Ancient Kano City Walls
Low Low notability. Local importance or of high importance for a small group. Ebute Metta