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Article rating and assessment scheme[edit]

WikiProject Anglicanism article rating and assessment scheme
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An article rating and assessment scheme has been implemented for articles identified as being of interest to WikiProject Anglicanism. In this scheme, Anglicanism-related articles ('article' here also includes lists) may be assigned:

  • a particular rating which indicates an assessment of their class (overall quality), and
  • a particular rating which indicates an assessment of their importance (priority or relative significance).

The primary purpose of this rating and assessment scheme is to provide project members and editors with a sub-categorised survey of the current status of Anglicanism-related articles, which can then be used to prioritise the overall workload and highlight articles needing improvements at various stages.

For example, higher-priority articles (those most essential to any encyclopaedia) in need of most work (i.e. lower quality) can be readily identified for attention and collaboration.

There will be a number of secondary benefits from the scheme, such as being able to track which kinds and topics of articles are 'neglected'.

This assessment and rating scheme follows the precepts adopted by the Version 1.0 Editorial Team, see Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Assessment and Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Work via Wikiprojects for details.

The class and anglicanism-importance ratings are recorded by setting appropriate values to the parameters of the Project banner, {{ChristianityWikiProject|anglicanism=yes}}, which is placed on the corresponding talk pages of in-scope Anglicanism-related articles.

See the Quality scale for guideline criteria for rating an article by class/quality. See the Importance scale for guideline criteria for rating an article by importance/priority.

The assessments of class and anglicanism-importance are assigned manually by WP Anglicanism project members – see the Rating instructions for details. Assigning a rating will automatically place the article in an appropriate rating category.

Once assigned, behind the scenes a bot runs periodically which compiles a variety of listings, statistics and log data, which can then later be analysed by the Project. See the above table for links to these auto-generated and updated pages, and the associated by quality and by importance categories.

It is expected that this rating and assessment scheme will require periodic and iterative maintenance, as new articles are created or identified, and existing articles are progressively improved (or, hopefully much rarer, demoted), requiring the status to be reassessed.

Of course, anyone is free to edit any of the articles they choose without regard to priority, however it is hoped that this will provide some basis for a more methodical approach to the longer-term overall improvement of content and coverage in the field.


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An article's assessment is recorded via the use of certain parameters of the {{ChristianityWikiProject}} project banner, which is affixed to the talk pages of in-scope articles.

The three parameters used for this exercise are anglicanism=yes (indicates the article's inclusion in the project), class (indicates an assessment of the article's current overall quality), and anglicanism-importance (indicates an assessment of the relative priority or significance of the particular article to general knowledge of Anglicanism-related topics). Usage summary (note the parameters are in lowercase):


These parameters flag the article according to the values chosen (which then appear on the project banner), and also assign the article to a corresponding category. The possible values of these parameters and guidance criteria on which value to choose are detailed below: see Importance scale for the anglicanism-importance parameter and Quality scale for the class parameter.

The general workflow is as follows:

  1. Locate an in-scope Anglicanism-related article (or list), add the {{ChristianityWikiProject|class=?|anglicanism=yes|anglicanism-importance=?}} project banner to its talk page if not already there. This also applies to new articles you may create, you can add the banner and the rating.
  2. If currently unassessed (or when adding the project banner), determine what its class and importance assessment rating should be, using your judgment and the criteria given here. Try to be as frank as possible in the assessment, the aim here is to appropriately identify articles needing later improvement and there's nothing to be gained by "over-ranking" them.
  3. Add the selected parameter values to the project banner template call, per the specified syntax. Once previewed/saved, you should see the values updated in the banner and the appropriate categories assigned.
  4. If in doubt as to the appropriate class or importance level, you can either leave the value unassigned for now and/or consult with another project member to decide.
  5. If the article already has a rating, but you disagree or the article has subsequently been edited by you or someone else so that its overall quality has changed, then you can update the parameter yourself to reflect its new status.
  6. On an ongoing basis, you can patrol the various categories for improvement opportunities and also the unassessed articles for new assessments.

Importance scale[edit]

The following values may be used for the anglicanism-importance parameter (they should be entered exactly as given):

Importance parameter values (Category:Anglicanism articles by importance)
Value Meaning Examples Category
"Key" articles, considered indispensable Archbishop of Canterbury, Anglicanism Top-importance Anglicanism articles
High-priority topics and needed subtopics of "key" articles, often with a broad scope; needed to complement any general understanding of the field Lancelot Andrewes, History of the Church of England High-importance Anglicanism articles
Mid-priority articles on more specialised (sub-)topics; possibly more detailed coverage of topics summarised in "key" articles, and as such their omission would not significantly impair general understanding Vestments controversy, Broad church Mid-importance Anglicanism articles
While still notable, these are highly specialised or even obscure, not essential for understanding the wider picture ("nice to have" articles) Parish of the Falkland Islands, See of Rome Act 1536 Low-importance Anglicanism articles

The anglicanism-importance parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA, and may be omitted in those cases. If the importance parameter is not yet set, or contains an invalid value, the article will be assigned to Category:Unknown-importance Anglicanism articles.

Quality scale[edit]

Each article may also be assigned to a particular class, intended as a point-in-time assessment of its overall "quality" - relative to the criteria given in the quality scale which is detailed below. The following values may be used for the class parameter (they should be entered exactly as given):

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Class parameter values (Category:Anglicanism articles by quality)
Label Criteria Reader's experience Editing suggestions Example
Featured article FA
The article has attained Featured article status. Professional, outstanding, and thorough; a definitive source for encyclopedic information. No further content additions should be necessary unless new information becomes available; further improvements to the prose quality are often possible. Elizabeth I of England
(as of December 2008)
Featured list FL
The article has attained Featured list status. List of Church of England dioceses
(as of December 2008)
A-Class article A
The article is well organized and essentially complete, having been reviewed by impartial reviewers from a WikiProject or elsewhere. Very useful to readers. A fairly complete treatment of the subject. A non-expert in the subject matter would typically find nothing wanting. Expert knowledge may be needed to tweak the article, and style issues may need addressing. Peer-review may help. Jesus
(as of December 2008)
The article has attained Good article status. Useful to nearly all readers, with no obvious problems; approaching (although not equalling) the quality of a professional encyclopedia. Some editing by subject and style experts is helpful; comparison with an existing featured article on a similar topic may highlight areas where content is weak or missing. English Reformation
(as of December 2008)
The article is mostly complete and without major issues, but requires some further work to reach Good Article standards. B-Class articles should meet the six B-Class criteria. No reader should be left wanting, although the content may not be complete enough to satisfy a serious student or researcher. A few aspects of content and style need to be addressed, and expert knowledge is increasingly needed. The inclusion of supporting materials should also be considered if practical, and the article checked for general compliance with the manual of style and related style guidelines. Henry VIII of England
(as of December 2008)
The article is substantial, but is still missing important content or contains a lot of irrelevant material. The article should have some references to reliable sources, but may still have significant issues or require substantial cleanup. Useful to a casual reader, but would not provide a complete picture for even a moderately detailed study. Considerable editing is needed to close gaps in content and address cleanup issues. Exeter Cathedral
(as of June 2008)
An article that is developing, but which is quite incomplete and, most notably, lacks adequate reliable sources. Provides some meaningful content, but the majority of readers will need more. Provision of references to reliable sources should be prioritised; the article will also need substantial improvements in content and organisation. Rural Dean
(as of December 2008)
A very basic description of the topic. Provides very little meaningful content; may be little more than a dictionary definition Any editing or additional material can be helpful. The provision of meaningful content should be a priority. Gayle Elizabeth Harris
(as of December 2008)
Meets the criteria of a stand-alone list, which is an article that contains primarily a list, usually consisting of links to articles in a particular subject area. There is no set format for a list, but its organization should be logical and useful to the reader. Lists should be lists of live links to Wikipedia articles, appropriately named and organized. List of Archbishops of Canterbury (as of January 2009)
Any disambiguation page falls under this class. The page serves to distinguish multiple articles that share the same (or similar) title. Additions should be made as new articles of that name are created. Pay close attention to the proper naming of such pages, as they often do not need "(disambiguation)" appended to the title. Doubling
(as of October 2008)
Any template falls under this class. The most common types of template include infoboxes and navboxes. Different types of template serve different purposes. Infoboxes provide easy access to key pieces of infomation about the subject. Navboxes are for the purpose of grouping together related subjects into an easily accessible format, to assist the user in navigating between articles. Infoboxes are typically placed at the upper right of an article, while navboxes normally go across the very bottom of a page. Beware of too many different templates, as well as templates that give either too little, too much, or too specialized information. Template:Anglicanism
Any category falls under this class. Categories are mainly used to group together articles within a particular subject area. Large categories may need to be split into one or more subcategories. Be wary of articles that have been miscategorized. Category:Anglicanism
Any page in the portal namespace falls under this class. Portals are intended to serve as "main pages" for specific topics. Editor involvement is essential to ensure that portals are kept up to date. Portal:Anglicanism
Any non-article page that fits no other classification. The page contains no article content, and is probably not useful to any casual reader. Look out for mis-classified articles. Currently many NA-class articles need to be re-classified.

This project uses additional grades not listed above, such as Image. Articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed by default in Category:Unassessed Anglicanism articles.