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Writing a Hypothesis Rubric

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Rubric Code: MX9WAB4
Evaluate students' ability to write a good scientific hypothesis, including identifying IV and DV
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Keywords: hypothesis, independent variable, dependent variable
Categories: Subjects: Science  
Types: Handout  
Grade Levels: 6-8, Undergraduate

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  Accomplished
5 pts
Sufficient
4 pts
Developing
3 pts
Inadequate
2 pts
Minimal
1 pts
Correctly identify IV & DV
Accomplished

Student has mastered the concept of identifying the independent variable (IV) and/or dependent variable (DV)within an experiment.
Sufficient

Student can usually identify the independent variable (IV) and/or dependent variable (DV)within an experiment.
Developing

Student is still showing difficulty in identifying the independent variable (IV) and/or dependent variable (DV) within an experiment.
Inadequate

Student cannot accurately identify the independent variable (IV) and/or dependent variable (DV) within an experiment most of the time
Minimal

student show little or no understanding of the concept

project/assignment was incomplete
Write a hypothesis
Accomplished

- Hypothsis correctly follows the format:
"If___affects____, then______"
- Hypothesis is logical and based on background info
- Hypothesis very clearly answers question, and the reasons for the prediction are obvious
Sufficient

- Hypothsis follows the format:
"If___affects____, then______"
- Hypothesis predicts what will happen in an experiment and answers the question
- hypthesis makes sense
Developing

- Hypothsis follows the format:
"If___affects____, then______"
- Hypothesis predicts what will happen in an experiment and answers the question
- Hypothesis is slightly confusing
Inadequate

- Hypothsis is incomplete or does not use the proper format:
"If___affects____, then______"
- Hypothesis does not predict what will happen in the experiment or does not answer question
Minimal

student show little or no understanding of the concept

project/assignment was incomplete



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