Rubrics

DESCRIPTIVE
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As you work your way through the descriptive templates, you may wish to begin measuring the quality of your work against the criteria that your teachers and peers and will use to evaluate it. Dr. Merritt recommends that you print these rubrics at the start of your report and keep them near you as you work. Careful and thoughtful attendance to the criteria listed within each of the rubrics–including the ideas, language, and formatting rubrics–will help increase the probability that your final report will be accepted for ‘publication.’

At the moment, Grade 6 and 7 middle school science students will be asked to use the same rubrics, which are organized in the tables below according to their current English placement. All linked rubrics are formatted as printer-ready PDF documents.

DESCRIPTIVE REPORTS (written)

Ideas
Expression
of ideas
Formatting
of ideas
Intro/Inter Intro/Inter Intro/Inter
Adv/Eng 7 Adv/Eng 7 Adv/Eng 7

DESCRIPTIVE REPORTS (oral presentation)

Ideas
Expression
of ideas
Formatting
of ideas
Intro/Inter Intro/Inter Intro/Inter
Adv/Eng 7 Adv/Eng 7 Adv/Eng 7

To see good examples of descriptive reports done by both student and professional scientists, visit the examples page.


Last updated: June 2019

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