Assessment

Your grade will be determined by 2 components: Collaboration / Group Work & your Brochure.

I. Collaboration / Group Work

Advanced
4

Proficient
3

Basic
2

Below Basic
1

Contribute

Research & Gather Information

Collects a great deal of information--all relates to the topic.

Collects some basic information--most relates to the topic.

Collects very little information--some relates to the topic.

Does not collect any information that relates to the topic.

Share Information

Relays a great deal of information--all relates to the topic.

Relays some basic information--most relates to the topic.

Relays very little information--some relates to the topic.

Does not relay any information to teammates.

Be Punctual

Hands in all assignments on time.

Hands in most assignments on time.

Hands in most assignments late.

Does not hand in any assignments.

Take Responsibility

Fulfill Team Role's Duties

Performs all duties of assigned team role.

Performs nearly all duties.

Performs very little duties.

Does not perform any duties of assigned team role.

Participate in Science Conference

Offers a fair amount of important information--all is relevant.

Offers some information--most is relevant.

Either gives too little information or information which is irrelevant to topic.

Does not speak during the science conference.

Share Equally

Always does the assigned work without having to be reminded.

Usually does the assigned work--rarely needs reminding.

Rarely does the assigned work--often needs reminding.

Always relies on others to do the work.

Value Others' Viewpoints

Listen to Other Teammates

Listens and speaks a fair amount.

Listens, but sometimes talks too much.

Usually doing most of the talking--rarely allows others to speak.

Is always talking--never allows anyone else to speak.

Cooperate with Teammates

Never argues with teammates.

Rarely argues.

Sometimes argues.

Usually argues with teammates.

Make Fair Decisions

Always helps team to reach a fair decision.

Usually considers all views.

Often sides with friends instead of considering all views.

Usually wants to have things their way.

Total:

 

Adapted From the Cabrillo Tidepool Study Page (http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/tidepoolunit/Rubrics/collrubric.html)

II. Destination D.C. Guidebook


Advanced

4

Proficient

3

Basic

2

Below Basic

1

 

PSSA Writing: Focus

Sharp, distinct controlling point made about a single topic with evident awareness of task

Apparent point made about a single topic with sufficient awareness of task (mode)

No apparent point, but evidence of a specific topic

Minimal evidence of a topic

PSSA Writing: Content

Substantial, specific; and/or illustrative content demonstrating strong development and sophisticated ideas

Sufficiently developed content with adequate elaboration or explanation

Limited content with inadequate elaboration or explanation

Confused or inconsistent arrangement of content with or without attempts at transition

PSSA Writing: Organization

Sophisticated arrangement of content with evident and/or subtle transitions

Functional arrangement of content that sustains a logical order with some evidence of transitions

Superficial and/or minimal content

Minimal control of intent arrangement

PSSA Writing: Style

Precise, illustrative use of a variety of words and sentence structures to create consistent writer\'s voice and tone

Generic use of a variety of words and sentence structures that may or may not create writer\'s voice and tone appropriate to audience

Limited word choice and control of sentence structures that inhibit voice and tone

Minimal variety in word choice and minimal control of sentence structures

PSSA Writing: Conventions

Evident control of grammar, mechanics, spelling, usage and sentence formation

Sufficient control of grammar, mechanics, spelling, usage and sentence formation

Limited control of grammar, mechanics, spelling, usage and sentence formation

Minimal control of grammar, mechanics, spelling, usage and sentence formation

Content - Accuracy

All facts in the brochure are accurate.

99-90% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.

89-80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.

Fewer than 80% of the facts in the brochure are accurate.

Knowledge Gained

All students in the group can accurately answer all questions related to facts in the brochure and to technical processes used to create the brochure.

All students in the group can accurately answer most questions related to facts in the brochure and to technical processes used to create the brochure.

Most students in the group can accurately answer most questions related to facts in the brochure and to technical processes used to create the brochure.

Several students in the group appear to have little knowledge about the facts or technical processes used in the brochure.

Attractiveness & Organization

The brochure has exceptionally attractive formatting and well-organized information.

The brochure has attractive formatting and well-organized information.

The brochure has well-organized information.

The brochure\'s formatting and organization of material are confusing to the reader.

Graphics / Pictures

Graphics go well with the text and there is a good mix of text and graphics.

Graphics go well with the text, but there are so many that they distract from the text.

Graphics go well with the text, but there are too few and the brochure seems \"text-heavy\".

Graphics do not go with the accompanying text or appear to be randomly chosen.

Directions

100% of directions were followed, as outlined on the WebQuest

80% of directions were followed, as outlined on the WebQuest

75% of directions were followed, as outlined on the WebQuest

< 75% of directions were followed, as outlined on the WebQuest