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Science Assessment Rubric

Performance
Description
Level
Outcome - The student does not yet demonstrate the required
Not
understanding and application of the concept or skill.
0
Achieved - Extra help, review, effort and/or practice are required
to achieve the outcome.
(<50%)
-

Limited
(50-59%)
-

Basic
(60-69%)

Good
(70-79%) -

Less than half items are attempted or correct.


Student has demonstrated little knowledge or
understanding of the concept, or requires assistance
to do so.
Student understands or can apply elements of the
concept/skill, but there are significant gaps in their
understanding.
Responses only answer a part of the question, and/or
explanations are limited.
Many of the items are attempted and correct.
Student has demonstrated knowledge or
understanding of the majority of the concept, &
requires little to no assistance to do so.
Student understands or can apply most of the
concept/skill, but there are still major gaps in their
understanding.
Responses only answer a part of the question, and/or
explanations are incomplete.
There may be both inconsistent and consistent errors
in the responses.
Meets most of the requirements of the problem
Nearly all of the items are attempted and correct.
The responses demonstrate a good understanding of
the concept.
More detail and thoroughness in
explanations/calculations/etc. may be required.
Meets the requirements of the problem, but there are
some consistent errors, or minor errors that should be
reviewed.
Can sometimes apply to real-life and make
connections with other concepts

All items are attempted and are correct.

Very
- Responses are thorough, organized, and demonstrate
Good/
complete understanding of the concept.
Excellent - Student is able to apply and make connections with
similar concepts and skills.
(80- Can apply the concept to real-life situations, or is able
100%)
to recognize the application of the concept/skill.