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iRubric: 2020 SF Report Rubric

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2020 SF Report Rubric 
Use the "Lab Report Format" to create your lab report. Each of the nine sections in the checklist will be evaluated to compile an overall 100% classwork/project grade for each lab report. Use this rubric to help you critique your lab report so that you may get the highest score possible.
Rubric Code: UXBB97W
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Subject: Science  
Type: Writing  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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Title Page
2 pts

Excellent

Includes title, picture, name, grade, and date.
Proficient

Complete, but not formatted.
Satisfactory

Not complete and/or not formatted.
Unsatisfactory

No title page present.
Table of Contents
4 pts

Excellent

Complete, accurate, and organized. Only listing page of section title page.
Proficient

Complete, organized, but has some mistakes in accuracy. Only listing page of section title page.
Satisfactory

Missing some items, has some mistakes in accuracy, semi-organized.
Unsatisfactory

Missing multiple items, has mistakes in accuracy, not organized.
Section Title Pages
10 pts

Excellent

Has all 10 title pages. Each includes title of section and a picture relating to section/project.
Proficient

Has all 10 title pages. Includes title of section and picture, but not formatted.
Satisfactory

Title pages have items missing or a few missing title pages.
Unsatisfactory

Missing title pages.
Abstract
10 pts

Excellent

A 250 word summary of the entire project that includes all the sections in the report.
Proficient

Less than 250 word summary of the entire project that includes all the sections in the report.
Satisfactory

Less than 250 words. A few sentences describing the project.
Unsatisfactory

Less than 250 words. 1-2 sentences about the project, or missing abstract.
Statement of Purpose
2 pts

Excellent

Purpose clearly explains what was to be discovered. Written as a question.
Proficient

Purpose is not clearly focused on what was to be discovered. Written as a question.
Satisfactory

Sentence present but does not explain purpose.
Unsatisfactory

Purpose is absent or not written properly.
Hypothesis/Variables
10 pts

Excellent

Clearly predicts expected results and is in the "If...then..." format. Student thought through experiment components and correctly identified variables.
Proficient

Needs to predict expected results more clearly. Not in correct format. Variables are listed but not correct.
Satisfactory

Does not predict expected results. Not in correct format. Not all variables are listed
Unsatisfactory

Absent or not specific.
Research
20 pts

Excellent

Contains all the background information that was collected. Cites a minimum of three sources in one page (3-4 paragraphs).
Proficient

Contains all the background information that was collected. Cites a minimum of three sources in less than one page (3-4 paragraphs).
Satisfactory

Contains all the background information that was collected. Cites less than three sources in less than one page.
Unsatisfactory

Is missing background information. Cites less than three sources or no sources, and is less than one page.
Materials
10 pts

Excellent

List is complete for accurate replication of the experiment. List includes quantities of measurements.
Proficient

List is complete but quantities are not always given.
Satisfactory

List is complete but quantities are not given or are missing completely.
Unsatisfactory

List is incomplete or
absent.
Procedure
10 pts

Excellent

Written in complete sentences. Clearly explains all steps to conduct the experiment along with quantities. Includes pictures if necessary.
Proficient

Logical sequence with complete sentences but missing some steps from.
Satisfactory

Procedure needs more steps for the lab to be reliable.
Unsatisfactory

Procedure is absent.
Data/Observations
20 pts

Excellent

Well written with no inferences. Contains at least two tables that contain proper units and labels are present. Observations are descriptive and written in complete sentences.
Proficient

Written with no inferences. Contains at least two tables that lack proper units or labels. Observations could be more descriptive, but are written in complete sentences
Satisfactory

Written with inferences. Contains only one table that lacks proper units or labels with small explanation of observations.
Unsatisfactory

Written with inferences. One or missing table with little or no explanation.
Graph/Results
20 pts

Excellent

Contains at least 2-3 graphs with labels. Results shown in graphs are explained with no inferences. At least 2-3 sentences.
Proficient

Contains at least 2-3 graphs, but is missing labels. Results shown in graphs are explained with no inferences. At least 2-3 sentences
Satisfactory

Contains only 1 graph. Results shown in graph are explained with inferences. 1 sentence explanation.
Unsatisfactory

One or missing graphs. Results are written with inferences and with little to no explanation.
Conclusion
20 pts

Excellent

A 2-3 paragraph explanation of results, demonstrating critical thinking. Refers back to purpose/hypothesis, uses data to support reasoning, explains the science, analyzes errors, and looks into future research.
Proficient

A 2-3 paragraph explanation of results. Refers back to purpose/hypothesis, uses data to support reasoning, explains the science, analyzes errors, and looks into future research. Written with some errors
Satisfactory

Less than 2 paragraph explanation of the results, demonstrating a surface level understanding of the the concepts being explored. Missing some required components.
Unsatisfactory

Less than 2 paragraph explanation with multiple errors lacking required components, or missing conclusion.
Reference Page
10 pts

Listed in alphabetical order.

Excellent

Contains all necessary components needed to cite information, including author, publication date, website, contributors, etc. References are listed alphabetically, and in the correct MLA 7 format.
Proficient

Minor problems are seen in format, or order of references.
Satisfactory

Some information is missing from the references. Multiple problems exist in formatting and order.
Unsatisfactory

References are missing crucial information, such as author and publication date. References not orders alphabetically.
Writing
5 pts

Excellent

Well written, neatly organized & clearly formatted.
Scientific vocabulary present & used correctly. No spelling or grammatical errors. Scientific writing style is evident.
Proficient

Minor problems exist with writing style, organization, formatting, scientific vocabulary or spelling/grammar.
Satisfactory

Multiple problems exist with writing style, organization, formatting, scientific vocabulary or spelling/grammar.
Unsatisfactory

Serious problems exist with writing style, organization, formatting, scientific vocabulary or spelling/grammar.



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  • Question, Hypothesis, Materials, Procedure, Data, Results, Conslusion, General Writing Guidelines

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