Assessing Student Work: Learner Objectives
The following learner outcomes are in one-to-one correspondence with the items assess by the rubrics that assess research skills common to all NTEP projects.
- Conducting Research Study
- Refine research question, determines what needs to be learned, questions to answer.
- Create research plan addresses research question(s).
- Gather background information from a variety of sources.
- Separate facts from opinions.
- Collect and record data.
- Contribute data for a larger research study.
- Analyze data; organize and explain information.
- Develop conclusions, synthesize information and make decisions.
- Take action.
- Working in a Group
- Engage in group effort.
- Assume/delegate responsibility.
- Follow through on group tasks.
- Follow through on individual tasks.
- Help others with asssignments.
- Participate in class discussions and activities.
- Keeping Records
Student records are assessed on:
- Publishing Results
- Electronic Publishing
Student products have the following characteristics:
- Colors and patterns support readibility.
- Layout is balanced and uncluttered; adequate white space.
- Pages have consistent look and feel.
- Graphics/photos work and do not take too long to load.
- Graphics/photos are related to and enhance and/or clarify text.
- Any animated gifs stop after a few cycles.
- Headings and subheadings are clear, enhance readability.
- Text is clear and readable; changes in size and color enhance readability.
- Text is well-written and organized, clear and easy to follow.
- Information is accurate and complete.
- Text has no grammar or spelling errors.
- Correctly credits copyrights and references.
- All links work.
- Site has consistent navigation bars.
- All links have appropriate names and/or annotation.
Student presentations are assessed on the following characteristics:
- Appropriate and Accurate.
- Content; Fluency/Amount.
- Use of Technology.
- Group Participation.
- Research Paper
Student research papers are assessed on the following characteristics:
- Factual Information.
- Scientific Context.
- Variety of Sources.
- Depth of Insight/Analysis.
- Form and Style.
- Spelling and Grammar.
- References in Footnotes and Bibliography.
Student posters are assessed on the following characteristics:
- Colors and Patterns.
- Titles and Subtitles.
- Text Size and Color.
- Quality of Information.
- Grammar and Spelling
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