Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Congress/Assessment

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How you can help

1. Assess articles that are currently unassessed. You'll find them at

2. Place {{WikiProject U.S. Congress}} on the talk page of articles that don't already have it. And when you do, please complete the assessment.

Welcome to the assessment department of the U.S. Congress WikiProject! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's United States Congress-related articles, using {{WikiProject U.S. Congress}} . 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 U.S. Congress}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of:

which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist.

The final status box is generated automatically by a bot or manually by this web form.

Frequently asked questions edit

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 Congress WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
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.
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.

Quality assessment edit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject U.S. Congress}} project banner on its talk page: {{WikiProject U.S. Congress|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 U.S. Congress articles)  FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class U.S. Congress articles)  A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class U.S. Congress articles)  GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class U.S. Congress articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class U.S. Congress articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class U.S. Congress articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class U.S. Congress articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class U.S. Congress articles)  FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class U.S. Congress 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 U.S. Congress articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class U.S. Congress articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class U.S. Congress articles) Draft
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class U.S. Congress articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class U.S. Congress articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class U.S. Congress articles) Project
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class U.S. Congress articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class U.S. Congress articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed U.S. Congress articles) ???

Quality scale edit

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed U.S. Congress articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below:

Importance assessment edit

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

{{WikiProject U.S. Congress|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 U.S. Congress articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance U.S. Congress articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance U.S. Congress articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance U.S. Congress articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance U.S. Congress articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance U.S. Congress articles)  ??? 

Importance scale edit

Label Criteria Examples
Top Core topics about Congress. Generally, these topics are sub-articles of the main United States Congress article, vital for the understanding of Congress or extremely notable to people outside of the United States. This category should stay limited to approximately 100 members. Biographies should be limited to the top one or two members of Congress in a particular field or persons of the greatest historical importance Ted Stevens
High Topics that are very notable within Congress, and well-known outside of it, and can be reasonably expected to be included in any print encyclopedia. Mitch McConnell
Mid Topics that are reasonably notable on a national level within Congress without necessarily being famous or very notable internationally Ron Wyden
Low Topics of mostly low-level interest or those that are only included for complete coverage or as examples of a higher-level topic; peripheral or trivial topics or topics that have only a limited connection to Congress John Thune

Subject assessment edit

When applying the {{WikiProject U.S. Congress}} template, editors ought to add a subject. This subject will put that article in a corresponding category as follows:

{{WikiProject U.S. Congress | subject=}}

Subject Category
person Category:WikiProject U.S. Congress persons
place Category:WikiProject U.S. Congress places
thing Category:WikiProject U.S. Congress things
event Category:WikiProject U.S. Congress events

Requesting an assessment edit

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

Assessments to do edit

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General rules edit

  • Ordinal Congresses (1st Congress … 112 Congress) should be assessed:
    • class=list | importance=high | subject=event.

Assessment log edit

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