Wikipedia:WikiProject Disability/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Disability.

The assessment is done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Disability}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Disability articles by quality, which serve as the foundation for an automatically generated assessment table.

Instructions[edit]

Note: You should not assign any article GA or FA grades arbitrarily. These grades must pass through official Wikipedia channels and undergo a Peer Review process.

Code Description Consensus
{{WikiProject Disability|class=Stub}} Stub-Class article Stub  Anyone can add this to a talk page without any approval process
{{WikiProject Disability|class=Start}} Start-Class article Start  Anyone can add this to a talk page without any approval process
{{WikiProject Disability|class=B}} B-Class article B  Anyone can add this to a talk page without any approval process
{{WikiProject Disability|class=GA}}  GA  To add this to a talk page, the article must pass the Good article approval process
{{WikiProject Disability|class=A}} A-Class article A  To add this to a talk page the article must pass A-Class approval process
{{WikiProject Disability|class=FA}} Featured article FA  To add this to a page, the article must pass the Featured article approval process

Some pages in the main space are not articles, but have special purposes. Use these parameters for such articles:

Code Description Use
{{WikiProject Disability|class=NA}}  NA  Add this to the talk page of pages that are not articles, such as navigational lists.

FAQ[edit]

Purpose[edit]

What is the purpose of article assessments? 
The assessment system allows a WikiProject to monitor the quality of articles in its subject areas, and to prioritize work on these articles. The ratings are also used by the Wikipedia 1.0 program to prepare for static releases of Wikipedia content.
Are these ratings official? 
Not really; these ratings are meant primarily for the internal use of the project, and usually do not imply any official standing within Wikipedia as a whole.

Assessing articles[edit]

Who can assess articles? 
In general, anyone can add or change an article's rating. However, the "GA" and "FA" labels should only be used on articles that have been reviewed and are currently designated as good articles or featured articles, respectively. Individual WikiProjects may also have more formal procedures for rating an article, and please note that the WikiProject bears ultimate responsibility for resolving disputes.
How do I assess an article? 
Consult the quality scale below; once you have chosen the level that seems to be closest to the article, set the class parameter in the WikiProject banner template to the level's name (omitting "Class" from the end). For example, to rate an article as "B-Class", use |class=B in the banner. Again, the "FA" and "GA" labels should not be added to articles unless they are currently designated as such.

Common concerns[edit]

Someone put a project banner template on an article, but it's not really within the WikiProject's scope. What should I do? 
Because of the large number of articles we deal with, we occasionally make mistakes and add tags to articles that shouldn't have them. If you notice one, feel free to remove the tag, and optionally leave a note on the article's talk page (or directly with the person who tagged the article).
What if I don't agree with a rating? 
Feel free to change it—within reason—if you think a different rating is justified; in the case of major disputes, the WikiProject as a whole can discuss the issue and come to a consensus as to the best rating.
Aren't the ratings subjective? 
Yes, they are somewhat subjective, 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!
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.

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

WikiProject article importance scheme

See also[edit]

Other WikiProjects[edit]

A few WikiProjects have similar FAQs that address issues more specific to their particular assessment programs:

Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Disability|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Quality scale for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Disability articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Disability articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Disability articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Disability articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Disability articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Disability articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Disability articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Disability articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Disability articles)  List 

For pages that are not articles, the following values can also be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Disability articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Disability articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
File (for files; adds pages to Category:File-Class Disability articles)  File 
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Disability articles) Redirect page Redirect 
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Disability articles)  Portal 
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Disability articles)  Project 
Template (for templates; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Disability articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Disability articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Disability articles)  ???