Wikipedia:WikiProject Science/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment page for WikiProject Science.

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FAQs[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.
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 are currently designated as such.
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.
What if the article is within this project's scope but doesn't have a project banner on its talk page? 
Due to the large number of articles we cover, not all articles within our scope can be tagged. However you can help increase the number of tagged articles by tagging the talk page of any untagged articles within our scope you come across with {{WikiProject Science}}.

How to rate articles[edit]

Any member of Wikiproject Science are invited to rate articles for the project. Articles with unassessed quality can be found at Category:Unassessed science articles and articles with unassessed importance ratings can be found at Category:Unknown-importance science articles

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in any of the project banners found on article's talk page:

For example adding {{WikiProject Science|class=B|importance=mid}} produces:

WikiProject Science (Rated B-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Science, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Science on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
B-Class article B  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 Mid  This page has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

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

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

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

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


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Mid
Low

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Quality scale[edit]

This table is transcluded here, and is identical to the one at Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment.

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale[edit]

WikiProject article importance scheme

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.

Assessments[edit]

Use this section for assessment discussions and comments:

Log[edit]

May 27, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 26, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 21, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 19, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Future Earth (talk) reassessed. Importance rating changed from Unknown-Class to Low-Class (rev · t).

May 13, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

May 12, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]

May 10, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

May 9, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

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

May 7, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

May 5, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Future Earth (talk) reassessed. Importance rating changed from Low-Class to Unknown-Class (rev · t).

May 4, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

April 28, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 27, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

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

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April 25, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 21, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

April 20, 2015[edit]

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April 19, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 17, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

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April 16, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 15, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 12, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 11, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 9, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 7, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 5, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 4, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

April 1, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

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March 30, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]

March 29, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

March 25, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Omak Rock (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Start-Class (rev · t).

Assessed[edit]

March 24, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 23, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 19, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 14, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 11, 2015[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 7, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 5, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

March 2, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

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

February 28, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

February 27, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 26, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

  • 1QBit (talk) removed. Quality rating was Start-Class (rev · t). Importance rating was Unknown-Class (rev · t).

February 25, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 24, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Scientific study (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Stub-Class to Disambig-Class (rev · t). Importance rating changed from Mid-Class to NA-Class (rev · t).

Assessed[edit]

February 23, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Wen Ho Lee (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to C-Class (rev · t).

February 21, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 20, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Karen Barad (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Start-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

February 19, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 17, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 14, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 11, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

February 10, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 7, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

February 6, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

February 5, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

February 4, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

February 1, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

January 30, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

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

January 29, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 23, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 21, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

January 20, 2015[edit]

Removed[edit]

  • Sulfotep (talk) removed. Quality rating was Unassessed-Class (rev · t). Importance rating was Unknown-Class (rev · t).

January 19, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 18, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 17, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 15, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 14, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Lotka's law (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Start-Class (rev · t).

Assessed[edit]

  • Steve Mould (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Start-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

January 13, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 10, 2015[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 9, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

Removed[edit]

January 8, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 3, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 2, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

January 1, 2015[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 31, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

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

December 28, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 27, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Hereafter (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Redirect-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as NA-Class (rev · t).

December 19, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 17, 2014[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

  • Radium Girls (talk) reassessed. Quality rating changed from Unassessed-Class to Start-Class (rev · t).

Assessed[edit]

December 16, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

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

December 10, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Lotka's law (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Unassessed-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

December 8, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 6, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

December 5, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 27, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 24, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

  • Anthracology (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Start-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).
  • OGHET (talk) assessed. Quality assessed as Unassessed-Class (rev · t). Importance assessed as Unknown-Class (rev · t).

November 20, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 17, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 15, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 15, 2014[edit]

Assessed[edit]

November 13, 2014[edit]

Renamed[edit]

Reassessed[edit]

Assessed[edit]

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