Project Proposal Rubric

Attributes

Above Standard

At Standard

Below Standard

Attribute Points Earned

 

(10-9)

(8.5-7)

(7-0)

 

Purpose

Identified a question (without the teacher's assistance) which they found interesting and testable; utilized literature search to develop a hypothesis which was reasonable.

Identified a question (with the teacher's assistance) which they found interesting and testable.

The purpose is incomplete, too easy to attain, or does not follow from your research.

/10

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Variable Control within the Purpose

Variables which are to be changed (independent) and variables that are going to be measured are clearly defined. The group is committed to analyzing an ambitious number of variables that will result in a thorough study of the defined purpose.

Variables which are to be changed (independent) and variables that are going to be measured are clearly defined. The group has committed to analyzing a number of variables that will result in a thorough study of the defined purpose.

Variables which are to be changed (independent) and variables that are going to be measured are not clearly defined. The group's defined variables will result in an incomplete study of the defined purpose.

/5

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Hypothesis

Utilized Literature Search to develop a hypothesis which was reasonable and well substantiated with research.

Utilized Literature Search to develop a hypothesis which was reasonable.

Hypothesis is not complete or does not flow logically from research.

/5

 

(10-9)

(8.5-7)

(7-0)

 

Procedure

A well thought out, sequential (step-by-step) procedure is stated that ANYONE could look at and follow. It holds high promise for collecting the information sought. Measurements to be made are systematic and logically controlled (changing one variable at a time) and are repeated to improve reliability of data.

A well thought out, sequential (step-by-step) procedure is stated that ANYONE could look at and follow. It holds high promise for collecting the information sought. The measurements to be made are systematic and logically controlled (changing one variable at a time).

The procedure is incomplete, not sequential, or takes effort on the part of the reader to follow. It may not be systematic or logically controlled (perhaps your group has defined many variables to vary at once and have not clearly decided how to measure all variables.)

/10

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Diagram(s)

The diagram(s) are present that lay out the nature of your experiment. The computer generated diagram(s) clearly show (with labels) your computer simulation or physical model being constructed.

The diagram(s) are present that lay out the nature of your experiment. The diagram(s) clearly show (with labels) your computer simulation or physical model being constructed.

The diagram(s) are incomplete, hard to follow or missing.

/5

 

(5-4.5)

(4-3.5)

(3-0)

 

Data Interpretation Plan

Plans for displaying the collected data are clearly laid out (a table is STRONGLY recommended). Thoughts for ambitious analysis of data (graphical analysis, etc.) are clearly communicated.

Plans for displaying the collected data are clearly laid out (a table is STRONGLY recommended). Thoughts for thorough analysis of data (graphical analysis, etc.) are clearly communicated.

The plan is incomplete or does not logically match with the data your group has decided to collect.

/5

Total Proposal Points Earned

/40