In attempting to make matches with mentors for students who need them most, I developed this rubric that assists in determining who might rise to the top of the 'wait list'. Certainly there are factors not included on this rubric that sometimes 'trump' them all. I use this to assist in this process being a little more objective. I send the rubric electronically to the teachers who work with the student most with the header information already completed (names, dates) and ask them to send it back after they have saved it (electronically). The math is computed automatically. Each month that a student has to wait, another point is added to their score automatically (though you have to open the document to see their new score unless you copy a link to another spreadsheet where you keep this data). It has been very useful to me.