Literature Search Rubric

Attributes

Above Standard

At Standard

Still a Goal

Attribute Points Earned

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Model Synthesis

Students make meaning of the information and incorporate it into their own mental world model by generating example calculations, illustrations, tables and/or diagrams (created by the group).

Students make partial meaning of the information and incorporate it into their own mental world model by generating example calculations, illustrations, tables and/or diagrams (created by the group).

Students make little or no meaning of the information and do not incorporate it into their own mental world model by generating example calculations, illustrations, tables and/or diagrams (created by the group).

/5

 

(10-9)

(8.5-7)

(6.5-0)

 

Depth of Study

Gathered information includes the basics of the topic and an in-depth study of the topic.

Gathered information includes the basics of the topic and an in-depth study has begun.

Gathered information is incomplete and does not include the basics of the topic.

/10

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Applicaton of Information

Gathered information enables the students to define a topic to begin an ambitious laboratory study.

Gathered information enables the students to define a topic to begin laboratory study.

Much research is needed before a topic can be defined and studied through laboratory study.

/5

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Diagrams

More than 3 diagrams (referenced if necessary) are included that aid in the communication of gathered information.

A minimum of 3 diagrams (referenced if necessary) are included that aid in the communication of gathered information.

Diagrams are missing or do not aid in communication of gathered information.

/5

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Expert Connections

 

 

Students have defined high level questions to submit for answers. Students have demonstrated the meaning of the material by correctly elaborating, extending and explaining the information incorporating it into their topic study.

Students have defined high level questions to submit for answers. Students have demonstrated the meaning of the material by correctly incorporating it into their topic study.

Students haven't made contact or have simply listed answers without incorporating the information into their topic study.

/5

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Bibliography

Students have developed an accurate and extensive bibliography which exceeds: 5 electronic sources, 2 books, and 2 magazines. The bibliography is referenced throughout the literature search.

Students have developed an accurate and extensive bibliography which includes: 5 electronic sources, 2 books, and 2 magazines. The bibliography is referenced throughout the literature search.

Students have an incomplete bibliography, have not referenced sources throughout the literature search or are missing the bibliography all together.

/5

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Expertise Challenges

Expertise challenges are complete with no errors and supporting work shown.

Expertise challenges are complete with few errors and supporting work shown.

Expertise challenges are complete with many errors and/or no or little supporting work is shown.

/5

Total Information Summary Points Earned

/40