Scientific Report Rubric



Title of Report __________________________________

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Beginning
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Developing
2
Accomplished
3
Exemplary
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Score
Introduction
Does not give any information about what to expect in the report.
Gives very little information.
Gives too much information--more like a summary.
Presents a concise lead-in to the report.

Research
Does not answer any questions suggested in the template.
Answers some questions.
Answers some questions and includes a few other interesting facts.
Answers most questions and includes many other interesting facts.

Purpose/Problem
Does not address an issue related to tidepools.
Addresses a tidepool issue which is unrelated to research.
Addresses an issue somewhat related to research.
Addresses a real issue directly related to research findings.

Procedure
Not sequential, most steps are missing or are confusing.
Some of the steps are understandable; most are confusing and lack detail.
Most of the steps are understandable; some lack detail or are confusing.
Presents easy-to-follow steps which are logical and adequately detailed.

Data & Results
Data table and/or graph missing information and are inaccurate.
Both complete, minor inaccuracies and/or illegible characters.
Both accurate, some ill-formed characters.
Data table and graph neatly completed and totally accurate.

Conclusion
Presents an illogical explanation for findings and does not address any of the questions suggested in the template.
Presents an illogical explanation for findings and addresses few questions.
Presents a logical explanation for findings and addresses some of the questions.
Presents a logical explanation for findings and addresses most of the questions.

Grammar & Spelling
Very frequent grammar and/or spelling errors.
More than two errors.
Only one or two errors.
All grammar and spelling are correct.

Attractiveness
Illegible writing, loose pages.
Legible writing, some ill-formed letters, print too small or too large, papers stapled together.
Legible writing, well-formed characters, clean and neatly bound in a report cover, illustrations provided.
Word processed or typed, clean and neatly bound in a report cover, illustrations provided.

Timeliness
Report handed in more than one week late.
Up to one week late.
Up to two days late.
Report handed in on time.

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