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Describe the public policy and the agenda setting, including why this policy was created (policy strategy) and explain how and why your policy was adopted.

 Using the public policy that you chose in Topic 1 and outlined in Topic 4, create a paper to discuss the following criteria applying the six stages of public policy making. In 1,750-2,000 words, do the following:

1.      Describe the public policy and the agenda setting, including why this policy was created (policy strategy) and explain how and why your policy was adopted.

2.      Explain how the policy was implemented and identify the target group the policy was intended for.

3.      Describe different contexts that drive the public policy and if government has been involved in any way.

4.      Evaluate the impact of the policy and suggest changes or make recommendations for improving the policy.

5.      Correctly identify and discuss any public relations techniques that were used to promote this public policy.

6.      Describe the forces and dynamics at play in the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process. Which forces and dynamics were most significant in the formation of the policy?

Use five to eight scholarly resources to support your explanations.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

 You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

 Benchmark Information:

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

Masters in Public Administration

4.5: Describe the forces and dynamics impacting the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process.

Public Policy/ Agenda Setting

25 points

Criteria Description

Describe the public policy and agenda setting, including why this policy was created, and explain how and why your policy was adopted.

5. Target

25 points

Description of the public policy and agenda setting, including why the policy was created, and an explanation of how and why the policy was adopted are clear, concise, and make connections to current research.

4. Acceptable

21.75 points

Description of the public policy and agenda setting, including why the policy was created is present and clear. Explanation of how and why the policy was adopted is also present, clear and makes some connection to research.

3. Approaching

19.75 points

Description of the public policy and agenda setting, including why the policy was created is present. Explanation of how and why the policy was adopted is also present.

2. Insufficient

18.5 points

Description of the public policy and agenda setting, including why the policy was created is vague and inconsistent. Explanation of how and why the policy was adopted is also vague and inconsistent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Description of the public policy and agenda setting, including why the policy was created is missing. Explanation of how and why the policy was adopted is also missing.

Policy Implementation

25 points

Criteria Description

Explain how the policy was implemented and identify the target group the policy was intended for.

5. Target

25 points

Explanation of how the policy was implemented, including the identification of the policy target group is clear, concise, and makes connections to current research.

4. Acceptable

21.75 points

Explanation of how the policy was implemented is present, clear, and makes some connection to research. Identification of the policy target group is also present and clear.

3. Approaching

19.75 points

Explanation of how the policy was implemented is present. Identification of the policy target group is also present.

2. Insufficient

18.5 points

Explanation of how the policy was implemented is vague and inconsistent. Identification of the policy target group is also vague and inconsistent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Explanation of how the policy was implemented is missing. Identification of the policy target group is also missing.

Public Policy Contexts

25 points

Criteria Description

Describe different contexts that drive the public policy and if government has been involved in any way.

5. Target

25 points

Description of different contexts that drive the public policy and if the government has been involved in any way is clear, concise, and makes connections to current research.

4. Acceptable

21.75 points

Description of different contexts that drive the public policy and if the government has been involved in any way is present, clear and makes some connection to research.

3. Approaching

19.75 points

Description of different contexts that drive the public policy and if the government has been involved in any way is present.

2. Insufficient

18.5 points

Description of different contexts that drive the public policy and if the government has been involved in any way is vague and inconsistent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Description of different contexts that drive the public policy and if the government has been involved in any way is missing.

Evaluate Policy

37.5 points

Criteria Description

Evaluate the impact of the policy and suggest change or make recommendations for improving the policy.

5. Target

37.5 points

Evaluation of the impact of the policy and suggestions or recommendations for improving the policy is clear, concise, and makes connections to current research.

4. Acceptable

32.63 points

Evaluation of the impact of the policy and suggestions or recommendations for improving the policy is present, clear and makes some connection to research.

3. Approaching

29.63 points

Evaluation of the impact of the policy and suggestions or recommendations for improving the policy is present.

2. Insufficient

27.75 points

Evaluation of the impact of the policy and suggestions or recommendations for improving the policy is vague and inconsistent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Evaluation of the impact of the policy and suggestions or recommendations for improving the policy is missing.

Public Relations Techniques

25 points

Criteria Description

Correctly identify and discuss any public relations techniques that were used to promote this public policy.

5. Target

25 points

Identification and discussion of any public relations techniques used to promote the public policy are clear, concise, and makes connections to current research.

4. Acceptable

21.75 points

Identification and discussion of any public relations techniques used to promote the public policy are present, clear and makes some connection to research.

3. Approaching

19.75 points

Identification and discussion of any public relations techniques used to promote the public policy are present.

2. Insufficient

18.5 points

Identification and discussion of any public relations techniques used to promote the public policy are vague and inconsistent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Identification and discussion of any public relations techniques used to promote the public policy are missing.

Policy Formulation (B)

37.5 points

Criteria Description

Describe the forces and dynamics at play in the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process. Which forces and dynamics were most significant in the formation of the policy? (C. 4.5)

5. Target

37.5 points

Description of the forces and dynamics at play in the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process, including which forces and dynamics that were most significant in the formation of the policy are clear, concise, and makes connections to current research.

4. Acceptable

32.63 points

Description of the forces and dynamics at play in the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process, including which forces and dynamics that were most significant in the formation of the policy are present, clear and makes some connection to research.

3. Approaching

29.63 points

Description of the forces and dynamics at play in the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process, including which forces and dynamics that were most significant in the formation of the policy are present.

2. Insufficient

27.75 points

Description of the forces and dynamics at play in the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process, including which forces and dynamics that were most significant in the formation of the policy are vague and inconsistent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Description of the forces and dynamics at play in the policy formulation, adoption, and implementation process, including which forces and dynamics that were most significant in the formation of the policy are missing.

Organization, Effectiveness, and Format

17.5 points

Criteria Description

Communicates reason for writing and demonstrates awareness of audience.

5. Target

17.5 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is persuasively developed throughout and skillfully directed to a specific audience.

4. Acceptable

15.23 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is clearly communicated throughout and clearly directed to a specific audience.

3. Approaching

13.83 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is adequately developed. An awareness of the appropriate audience is demonstrated.

2. Insufficient

12.95 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is discernable in most aspects but is occasionally weak or unclear. There is limited awareness of the appropriate audience.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is not discernible. No awareness of the appropriate audience is evident.

Development, Structure, and Conclusion

20 points

Criteria Description

Advances position or purpose throughout writing; conclusion aligns to and evolves from development.

5. Target

20 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is coherently and cohesively advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and unified. A convincing and unambiguous conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

4. Acceptable

17.4 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is logically advanced throughout. The progression of ideas is coherent and unified. A clear and plausible conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

3. Approaching

15.8 points

The thesis, position, or purpose is advanced in most aspects. Ideas clearly build on each other. Conclusion aligns to the development of the purpose.

2. Insufficient

14.8 points

Limited advancement of thesis, position, or purpose is discernable. There are inconsistencies in organization or the relationship of ideas. Conclusion is simplistic and not fully aligned to the development of the purpose.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

No advancement of the thesis, position, or purpose is evident. Connections between paragraphs are missing or inappropriate. No conclusion is offered.

Evidence

12.5 points

Criteria Description

Selects and integrates evidence to support and advance position/purpose; considers other perspectives.

5. Target

12.5 points

Comprehensive and compelling evidence is included. Multiple other perspectives are integrated effectively.

4. Acceptable

10.88 points

Specific and appropriate evidence is included. Other perspectives are integrated.

3. Approaching

9.88 points

Relevant evidence that includes other perspectives is used.

2. Insufficient

9.25 points

Evidence is used but is insufficient or of limited relevance. Simplistic explanation or integration of other perspectives is present.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Evidence to support the thesis, position, or purpose is absent. The writing relies entirely on the perspective of the writer.

Mechanics of Writing

12.5 points

Criteria Description

Includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, language use, sentence structure, etc.

5. Target

12.5 points

No mechanical errors are present. Skilled control of language choice and sentence structure are used throughout.

4. Acceptable

10.88 points

Few mechanical errors are present. Suitable language choice and sentence structure are used.

3. Approaching

9.88 points

Occasional mechanical errors are present. Language choice is generally appropriate. Varied sentence structure is attempted.

2. Insufficient

9.25 points

Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors are present. Inconsistencies in language choice or sentence structure are recurrent.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Errors in grammar or syntax are pervasive and impede meaning. Incorrect language choice or sentence structure errors are found throughout.

Format/Documentation

12.5 points

Criteria Description

Uses appropriate style, such as APA, MLA, etc., for college, subject, and level; documents sources using citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., appropriate to assignment and discipline.

5. Target

12.5 points

No errors in formatting or documentation are present. Selectivity in the use of direct quotations and synthesis of sources is demonstrated.

4. Acceptable

10.88 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used with only minor errors.

3. Approaching

9.88 points

Appropriate format and documentation are used, although there are some obvious errors.

2. Insufficient

9.25 points

Appropriate format is attempted, but some elements are missing. Frequent errors in documentation of sources are evident.

1. Unsatisfactory

0 points

Appropriate format is not used. No documentation of sources is provided.