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iRubric: The Research Safari rubric

iRubric: The Research Safari rubric

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The Research Safari

  Derived from rubric: Seneca High School Research Project
built by Leemac

Rubric Code: SC4WCX
Use this rubric to assess how well you conducted your research.
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Keywords: (None)
Categories: Subjects: Science   Social Sciences  
Types: Project   (Other)  
Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

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Fair
2 pts
Good
3 pts
Excellent
4 pts
Outstanding
5 pts
Focus Questions
Poor

Teacher-generated questions are used or questions are posed with little creativity.
Fair

Teacher-generated questions are used as a base for own questions.
Good

Focus questions are generated from a task or assignment.
Excellent

Focus questions demonstrate that careful consideration has been given to task.

A question framework has been used to help develop questions.
Outstanding

Thoughtful, creative questions are posed to challenge thinking about the topic / task.
Locating Information
Poor

The search strategy indicated only one search engine was used with limited results.
Fair

Information has been collected from more than 2 sources.

More than one search engine / database has been used.
Good

Information has been collected form multiple sources using a range of search engines.

Information matches directky the task.
Excellent

Information from a wide range of sources has been undertaken.

Information carefully matches that required of the task.
Outstanding

Information has been collected and organised using a content curation tool.

There is evidence that the collection of information has been undertaken in a strategic way.
Organising Information
Poor

Information shows no organisational structure.

Notes are ad hoc and poorly written
Fair

2 or 3 problems with organization of information.

Separate ideas are not discussed in separate paragraphs.

Reader must reread at times for clarity.
Good

Information is generally organized with only 1 or 2 problems.

Separate ideas discussed in separate paragraphs.

Reader finds content generally clear.
Excellent

Information is organized with well constructed paragraphs.

Content flows nicely.

Reader finds content clear and easy to follow.
Outstanding

Information is very organized with well constructed paragraphs.

Content follows a logical sequence.

Reader finds content easy to find, clear and logical.
Quality of Information
Poor

Information has little to do with questions posed in the introduction.

No supporting details and/or examples provided.

Reader confused and annoyed.
Fair

Information is not entirely related to questions posed in introduction.

Supporting details and/or examples not directly related.

Reader finds little of interest.
Good

Information generally relates to the questions posed in the introduction.

1 supporting detail and/example is provided.

Reader generally enjoys piece.
Excellent

Information clearly relates to questions posed in the introduction.

1 or 2 supporting details and/or examples are used.

Reader finds some things of interest.
Outstanding

Information clearly and precisely relates to questions posed in the introduction.

3 or 4 unique, creative supporting details and/or examples are used.

Reader is veryinterested.
Diagrams
Poor

Diagrams and illustrations are neither neat nor accurate.

They don't appear to relate to the questions posed.

They confuse the content.
Fair

Diagrams and illustrations are neither neat nor entirely accurate.

They don't add much to the content.
Good

Diagrams and illustrations are mostly accurate and somewhat related to the questions posed in the introduction.

They reinforce the content.
Excellent

Diagrams and illustrations are accurate and clearly relate to question posed.

They add interest to the content.
Outstanding

Diagrams and illustrations are neat, accurate and clearly relate to question posed.

They provide additional insight to the content.
Summary
Poor

Important points not identified.

Conclusion does not relate to questions posed.
Fair

Both important and insignificant information are included.

Some gaps in logic relating conclusions to the questions posed.
Good

Mentions some important information.

Conclusions are generally reasonable and somewhat related to the questions posed.
Excellent

Highlights the most important information.

Conclusions are reasonable and relate to the questions posed.
Outstanding

Reinforces important information clearly.

Conclusions are logical and reasonable and clearly relate to the questions posed.
Gramar & Spelling
Poor

There are a number of errors in punctuation, grammar and/or spelling which make it difficult to read.
Fair

There are 1 or 2 major errors in punctuation, grammar and/or spelling which do interrupt the flow for the reader.
Good

There are 3 or 4 minor errors in punctuation, grammar and/or spelling which do inot break the flow for the reader.
Excellent

There are 1 or 2 minor grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.
Outstanding

There are no grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors, or they relate to risk-taking on the part of the student.
Sources
Poor

No documentation of sources used, if any.
Fair

Sources used are not accurately documented
Format has gaps, errors or many changes.

Only 1 source was used.
Good

All sources are documented with only minor errors.

Format used is not consistent. Only 2 sources were used.
Excellent

All sources are accurately documented, with only minor errors.

Uses correct format.

2 or 3 sources were used.
Outstanding

All sources are precisely and accurately documented.

Useds desired format.

4 or more sources were used.



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