Wikipedia:WikiProject Illinois/Assessment

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

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


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

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

Quality scale[edit]

Importance assessment[edit]

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

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

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Importance scale[edit]

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). Thus, subjects with greater popular notability may be rated higher than topics which are arguably more "important" but which are of interest primarily to students of Illinois.

Note that general notability need not be from the perspective of editor demographics; generally notable topics should be rated similarly regardless of the country or region in which they hold said notability. Thus, topics which may seem obscure to certain audiences—but which are of high notability in other places—should still be highly rated.

Status Template Meaning of Status
Top {{Top-importance}} This article is of the utmost importance to this project, as it forms the basis of all information.
High {{High-importance}} This article is fairly important to this project, as it covers a general area of knowledge.
Mid {{Mid-importance}} This article is relatively important to this project, as it fills in some more specific knowledge of certain areas.
Low {{Low-importance}} This article is of little importance to this project, but it covers a highly specific area of knowledge or an obscure piece of trivia.
None None This article is of unknown importance to this project. It remains to be analyzed.

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, please feel free to list it below by adding new articles to the top.

Assessment log[edit]

Illinois 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.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

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