Wikipedia:WikiProject Wisconsin/Assessment

One of the main tasks of WikiProject Wisconsin is to assess the quality of Wikipedia's Wisconsin articles. The resulting article ratings are used within the project to help in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work. They also play a role in the WP:1.0 program, which the WikiProject uses to help automate some of the assessing process.

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Wisconsin}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Wisconsin articles by quality. WP:1.0 also produces a statistics page, and a log of articles assessed.

Frequently asked questionsEdit

How can I get an article rated?
You are welcome to rate it yourself. If you are unable to do so for any reason, please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of WikiProject Wisconsin is free to add or change the rating of an article. Editors outside of the project are also welcome to participate, but are asked to respect the consensus of the project in the case of disputes.
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 project's discussion page.

Assessment instructionsEdit

Quality assessmentsEdit

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

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

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

Quality scaleEdit

Importance assessmentEdit

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

{{WikiProject Wisconsin| ... | importance=??? | ...}}
Top
High
Mid
Low
???

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scaleEdit

Label Criteria Reader's experience Editor's experience Example
Top The article is one of the core topics about Wisconsin. A reader who is not knowledgeable about Wisconsin 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. Wisconsin
High The article covers a topic that is vital to understanding Wisconsin.
Mid The article covers a topic that has a strong but not vital role in the study of Wisconsin. 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 Wisconsin. Due to the topics covered at this level, Mid-importance articles will generally have more technical terms used in the article text.
Low The article is not required knowledge for a broad understanding of Wisconsin. Few readers outside of Wisconsin 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 minutiae, using technical terms (and defining them) as needed.

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.

Assessment logEdit

Wisconsin articles:
Index · Statistics · Log
The logs in this section are generated automatically (on a daily basis); please don't add entries to them by hand.

October 2, 2022Edit

RenamedEdit

AssessedEdit

RemovedEdit

October 1, 2022Edit

ReassessedEdit

  • SS Erie L. Hackley (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from C-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t)
  • Webster Marble (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to C-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)

AssessedEdit

  • Ari Kelman (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Unassessed-Class. (rev · t) Importance assessed as Unknown-Class. (rev · t)

September 30, 2022Edit

AssessedEdit

September 29, 2022Edit

ReassessedEdit

  • Anton R. Valukas (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)
  • Meredith Tax (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t) Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class. (rev · t)
  • Tim Michels (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class. (rev · t)

AssessedEdit

September 28, 2022Edit

AssessedEdit

September 27, 2022Edit

RenamedEdit

ReassessedEdit

AssessedEdit

  • WRCE (AM) (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Stub-Class. (rev · t) Importance assessed as Low-Class. (rev · t)

September 26, 2022Edit

ReassessedEdit

  • Selena Fox (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Start-Class to C-Class. (rev · t)