Wikipedia:WikiProject Sheffield/Assessment

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Welcome to the assessment department of WikiProject Sheffield! This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's articles related to Sheffield. The article ratings are used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Sheffield}} project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Sheffield articles by quality and Category:Sheffield articles by priority, which are themselves sub-categories of the master category for administration categories: Category:WikiProject Sheffield.

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 Sheffield WikiProject is free to add or change the rating of an article.
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 discussion page for this department.


Quality assessments[edit]

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

{{WikiProject Sheffield|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 Sheffield articles) Featured article FA 
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Sheffield articles) A-Class article A 
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Sheffield articles)  GA 
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Sheffield articles) B-Class article B 
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Sheffield articles) C-Class article C 
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Sheffield articles) Start-Class article Start 
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Sheffield articles) Stub-Class article Stub 
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Sheffield articles) Featured list FL 
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Sheffield 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 Sheffield articles) Wikipedia Book Book 
Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Sheffield articles) Category page Category 
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Sheffield articles) Disambiguation page Disambig 
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Sheffield articles)  Template 
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Sheffield articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Sheffield articles)  ??? 

Quality scale[edit]

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Priority assessment[edit]

An article's priority assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Sheffield}} project banner on its talk page. It is called importance for historical reasons.

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

The following values may be used for importance assessments:

Priority scale[edit]

Label Criteria Possible Examples
Top Articles in need of work at a Top Priority level. Central to an understanding of Sheffield. Sheffield
High Articles in need of work at a High Priority level. Highly important to an understanding of Sheffield. List of people from Sheffield
Mid Articles in need of work at a Mid Priority level. Useful for a complete understanding of Sheffield. Sheffield Central (UK Parliament constituency)
Low Articles in need of work at a Low Priority level. Of less importance to Sheffield. Coles Corner

Assessment Requests[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.

Requested assessments

King Edward VII School (Sheffield)

Octagon Centre (Review importance upwards?)


For a log of all the project's articles, please see here, and for the recent assessment changes, please see here.