Evaluation

This is how your work will be evaluated.

Beginning
1
Developing
2
Qualified
3
Exemplary
4
Score

Science Journals Student did few, if any journal entries. Majority of entries are incomplete or illegible. Student completed some journal entries. Majority of entries are incomplete or illegible. Student completed most or all journal entries. Entries show understanding and critical thinking. Student completed all journal entries. Entries show critical thinking and analysis of questions.
Group Responses Questions 1-5 and t-chart
Group did not complete assignment
OR
Provided yes/no answers without
explainations. Not all questions answered.
Provided yes/no answers without explanations. Little critical thinking evident in responses.
t-chart incomplete.
Answered all questions sufficiently and explained reasoning behind responses. Responses show clear understanding of concept.
t-chart has 5 ideas.
Answered all questions sufficiently, explained and expanded on reasoning behind responses. Responses show exceptional understanding.
t-chart has 5+ ideas.

Informational Brochure Brochure is incomplete, has insufficient number of facts or false information. Does not address all requirements from Process section. Brochure mostly complete, but missing some facts. Requirements from Process section not all completed or addressed. Brochure meets all requirements from Process section. Student work shows substantial effort. Brochure expands on requirements from Process section. Additional web links or conservation ideas provided. Student work shows exceptional effort.
Presentation/ Presentation
Board
No Presentation Board. Students unprepared for presentation. Presentation shows lack of knowledge on assigned topic Presentation Board does not enhance or is distracting during presentation. Presentation shows minimal preparation. Students able to answer some questions on their topic. Presentation board enhances presentation. Presentation shows adequate preparation. Students able to answer and respond to questions. Presentation board enhances presentation. Presentation shows exceptional preparation. All students able to answer and respond to all questions.

3 Paragraph Essay 

Shows poor understanding of topic. Topic is explained using less than 2 facts. Poor organization lacks a point of view. Beginning, middle and conclusion are weak. Sentence structure is weak. Contains many grammar, spelling or punctuation errors.    

Shows some understanding of topic. Topic is explained using less than 2 facts. Some organization but lacking a clear point of view. Has a beginning, middle and conclusion but 1 or more are weak. Sentence structure is weak. Contains more than a few grammar, spelling or punctuation errors.   

Shows thorough understanding of topic. Topic is explained using at least 3 facts. Organized, shows a point of view with a beginning, middle and conclusion. Good sentence structure. Contains a few grammar, spelling or punctuation errors.  

Shows exceptional understanding of topic. Topic is explained using more than 3 facts. Well organized with strong point of view and a well defined beginning, middle and conclusion. Excellent sentence structure. Practically no grammar, spelling or punctuation errors.