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3400 General Scoring Rubric for Science

General Scoring Rubric for Science
 
Level Description Definition
4
Outstanding Achievement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Converts to report card grade of A)
• Consistently demonstrates curiosity and motivation for learning.
• Demonstrates full understanding of the scientific process, procedures, and concepts in a given experiment.
• Consistently draws logical conclusions and independently uses knowledge to solve problems, extend thinking and verify hypotheses.
• Uses rich, vivid, and powerful description in a variety of ways to clearly communicate observations, data, and conclusions.
3
Advanced Achievement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Converts to report card grade of B)
• Usually demonstrates curiosity and motivation for learning.
• Displays a complete and accurate understanding of the important concepts and procedures in a given experiment.
• Generally draws reasonable conclusions and uses knowledge to solve problems or extend thinking with some teacher guidance.
• Consistently communicates information effectively through accurately recording and describing observations and conclusions.
2
Basic Achievement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Converts to report card grade of C)
• Sometimes demonstrates curiosity and motivation for learning.
• Displays an incomplete understanding of the important concepts and procedures in a given experiment.
• Requires assistance to draw conclusions and to solve problems.
• Communicates plausible facts but lacks clarity in presenting facts and observations
1
Minimal Achievement
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Converts to report card grade of D)
• Rarely demonstrates curiosity and motivation for learning concepts.
• Demonstrates severe misconceptions about the concepts and procedures in a given experiment.
• Lacks ability to draw reasonable conclusions.
• Is ineffective in communicating information.