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FROM THE UNSEEN TO THE SEEN
Stage 1: Research Rubric
Exceeds

Meets

Approaching

Science
Content

Addresses all 6
research questions
using appropriate
grade-level scientific
language.

Addresses 4 or more
research question using
some appropriate
grade-level scientific
language.

Addresses less than 4
research questions in
general language.

Source
citations

All citations follow APA
with no errors. Sources
are easily found.

Most citations follow
APA, but some citations
have errors that make it
difficult to find the
source.

Citations do not follow
APA and it is impossible
to find some of the
sources.

Summary
of source

Includes enough
information
summarized to fully
answer the research
question or part of the
research question.

Is missing some
information from the
article being
summarized that would
have been helpful to
answer the research
question.

Is missing significant
information from the
article being summarized
that would have been
helpful to answer the
research question.

Mechanic
s and
grammar

Virtually free from
mechanical,
grammatical,
punctuation, and
spelling errors.

Some significant errors
are present, but the
overall meaning is clear.

Errors distract the
reader, to the extent the
meaning is unclear.

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