Rubric for the Report and Composition Notebook
Report & Notebook Rubric
5 = superior 3-4 = average 2 = below average 1 = Fair 0 = no evidence
_____ Title, Names, Homeroom number & Due date present
_____ Aligned in the center
Table of Contents
_____ Page numbers match the table of contents’ numbers
_____ Purpose & Hypothesis / need
_____ Brief description of the experiment / prototype
_____ Hypothesis / need
_____ Explanation of your ideas and how you got them
_____ What and how you hope to achieve when you started your project
_____ Was sufficient background research accomplished
_____ Research was written in your own words or cited
Experimental Section / Engineering Process
_____ Hypothesis / Need
_____ Variables chart or criteria
_____ Qualitative & Quantitative Observations
_____ Material list with quantities
_____ Procedures and safety procedures are complete and listed step–by-step
_____ Experiment is connected to the hypothesis or need
_____ Was the experiment repeated several times to establish validity & / or was the sample size sufficient?
_____ List of the data you measured (Data table)
_____ How well do the charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, prototype design, and pictures present the data
_____ Charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, and pictures are labeled and titles given
_____ Math is correct
_____ Easy to read and understandable
_____ Neat and organized
Discussion (10 points each)
_____ Explained what the data means
_____ Adequate sample size
_____ Stated how the data related to the hypothesis / need
_____ Used every means possible to explain the data collected (difference & average)
_____ Shared how well or not so well the experiment or engineering process went (limitations)
_____ Were the conclusions justified and properly drawn from the experimental / engineering process?
_____ Conclusions are accurately based on the data
_____ Why was the hypothesis / need valid or not?
_____ What would you do differently next time?
_____ What did you learn from the project?
_____ New questions listed
Acknowledgments & Rough Drafts
_____ Present acknowledgments
_____ rough draft / worksheets
Bibliography & Footnotes
_____ At least 6 hardbound books
_____ Six bibliographies are present
_____ used the proper bibliography format
Ideas & Content of the Report
_____ contains an engaging intro that identifies the topic
_____ develops a writing assignment appropriate to the assignment (used scientific language)
_____ Fulfills the writer’s general purpose and specific goals
_____ includes an effective conclusion
_____ demonstrates comprehension of the content materials
_____ Demonstration of skills (use of scientific method or engineering process)
_____ Does the project reflect the student’s own work?
Structure & Form of the Report
_____ includes a well-developed introduction and conclusion
_____ Demonstrates proper and effective paragraphing
_____ uses a variety of sentence structure
Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics
_____ contains no more than 9-10 minor errors in grammar and usage
_____ contains no more than 9-10 minor errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation
_____ Typed, quality work
_____ Originality in approach
_____ Originality in design of project or use of equipment
_____ Notebook’s data is consistent with the contents of the report (data table & graph)
_____ daily record / journal with dates
_____ Pages are numbered and dated
_____ Organized & neat
_____ Student (s) went above and beyond what the project asked for
_____ report cover present
Total _______________ / 330 Grade ________% ___________
The percentage you earned will be used as your grade for the report.
Rubric for the Presentation and Display Board
In – class Oral Presentation / Display Board Rubric
Write the score next to each category.
0 = no evidence 1 = below average 2 = Fair 3 = average 4 = superior
_____ Title of the project
_____ Purpose clearly stated
_____ Hypothesis stated and is testable
_____ Summarized research
_____ Understandable brief description
_____ Shared how they gathered the qualitative & / or quantitative observations
Results and Discussion
_____ Explained data tables, charts, graphs, pictures
_____ Shared the discussion
_____ Was you hypothesis correct or not and why?
_____ What would you do differently next time?
_____ What did you learn?
_____ New questions
_____ Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
_____ Attractive looking
_____ Items in their proper places
_____ Items are labeled
_____ How well it is constructed?
_____ Was the data expressed effectively?
_____ Graph are properly labeled
_____ Used note cards or memorized
_____ Used eye contact
_____ Clear and well prepared presentation
_____ Used the display board
_____ Level of scientific method understanding
_____ How complete is the presenter’s knowledge on the subject?
_____ Presented on- time
Total score: _________/ 140 Grade: _____% _____ (The percentage will be used as your grade earned for the presentation & display board)