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Final Product: Content, Web Design and Journal Rubrics

 The rubrics that follow are in lieu of the student designed rubrics, however the learner outcomes, web design components and journal component will be incorporated into the suggestions the students are given as they design their own rubric.  The student rubrics will be used as both the criterion for the peer evaluation and the teacher evaluation of their projects.

Content Rubric

Learner Outcomes


Points Earned
  Does Not Meet 0 pts Meets 1 pt Exceeds 2 pts  
2 pts max  Students use the terms incorrectly and do not explain how the terms are connected  Students use the terms correctly but fail to explain the terms or how they are related.  Students use the terms correctly, explain what they mean and explain how the terms are related.  
Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic genetic/genomic principles by appropriately using terms such as DNA, RNA, protein, gene, and genome in their presentation.        
  Does Not Meet 0 pts Meets 1 pt Exceeds 2 pts  
2 pts max  Students have not chosen one current practice to investigate, but discusses many current practices without focusing on one topic.  Students have selected a current issue to investigate and focus on this topic during their investigation.  They make mention of related research when appropriate. Students choose one research topic. They discuss it thoroughly and knowledgably, and when appropriate give a description of related topics.  
Students will identify current practices in genetic/genomic research.        
  Does Not Meet 0 pts Meets 1 pt Exceeds 2 pts  
2 pts max  Students did not identify any research goals.  Student identified research goals but did not explain them.  Students both identified and explained various research goals.  
Students will explain the various goals researchers and those that fund the research are trying to accomplish through genetic/genomic research.        
  Does Not Meet 0 pts Meets 1 pt Exceeds 2 pts  
2 pts max  Students do not identify the effects on any sector of society or limit their discussion to one sector of society, but poorly, with little detail.  Students identify the effects on one or two sectors of society with thought and a fair amount of detail.   Students identify and discuss the effects on two or more sectors of society very well, giving appropriate details and thought about the interconnectedness of different sectors of society.  
Students will identify and evaluate the effects of genetic/genomic research and its applications on various sectors of society.         
  Does Not Meet 0 pts Meets 1 pt Exceeds 2 pts  
2 pts max  Students mention goals, research practices, etc. but exclude one component.  Students make reference to goals, research practices, etc.  But do not discuss how these concepts are related to each other and influence each other.  Students make reference to goals, research practices, etc. and discuss how these concepts relate to each other and influence each other.  
Students will analyze how goals, research practices, applications, and effects correspond to each other.      



Total points 

Web Design Rubric

  Does Not Meet 0 pts Meets 1 pt Exceeds 2 pts
Links work and are appropriate      
Pleasant to view/Not overpowering      
No spelling or grammatical errors      
Site is organized and easy to navigate      
Citations are given correctly      

Journal Rubric

   1 point Present but incomplete 2 points  Present and complete
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Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Author(s): Kimberly Noethen (
School: Pine Crest School, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
Created: February 15, 2001 - Updated: April 18, 2001