Wikipedia:WikiProject United States Territories/Assessment

This is the assessment area for the United States Territories.

The project banner needs to be put on all territory-related articles by adding

{{WikiProject United States Territories |class= |importance= }}

to the TALK PAGE of relevant articles. Assessment is explained below

Quality edit

Once they have this they need to be assessed using the criteria at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment to get the class FA, A, GA, B, C, Start and Stub. Then this can be added to the |class= parameter of the {{WikiProject United States Territories}} template on the talk page. This will make them appear in the relevant categories.

Quality scale edit

Importance edit

This page is a guide to assessing the importance levels of articles that are maintained by WikiProject United States Territories. There are four levels of importance that give an indication as to the priority of articles to this WikiProject, as opposed to Wikipedia as a whole.

The importance levels are Top, High, Mid and Low, one of which should be added to the |importance= parameter of the {{WikiProject United States Territories}} template on the article's talk page. A guide to the type of articles that should be placed in each category is given below, but these are not hard and fast rules. Any individual article should be assessed on its own merits. If you are unable to decide which importance level to use, please go to the talk page and leave a message there.


  • Anyone can assess the class or importance of an article, you don't need special permission to do it.
  • If you feel that an article has been assessed wrongly, feel free to change it.
  • Any problems or questions should be left at the talk page, as that is monitored by more people that the talk page here.

Need: A measure of a subject's importance, regardless of its quality
Top Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopedia.
High Subject is exceptionally important.
Mid Subject contributes a depth of knowledge.
Low Subject fills in important details.
NA Subject importance is not applicable.


Top All territories should be listed as top importance, as well as the United States Territories article itself. Guam, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
High Large settlements and places of interest in any territory, as well as notable battles and articles on important aspects of history. San Juan, Nassau, Charlotte Amalie
Mid Smaller settlements and areas, including schools, military bases and dockyards as well as articles on less important aspects of history. Wake Island, Johnston Atoll, Palmyra Atoll
Low Everything else, generally only important to a smaller number of people, including things that pertain to the territories but are of minimal relevance or importance. Telecommunications in the United States Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Fish Bay

January 3, 2021 edit

Assessed edit

January 2, 2021 edit

Renamed edit

Removed edit