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Project Rubrics

for Assessment


Your grade on this project will be determined by scores in the following areas:


Your score in each of the above areas will be determined by the following criteria:


Earns 1 point

Earns 2 points

Earns 3 points

Weight factor
 Journal - neatness

poorly organized

difficult to read

nice organization

neatly written

very well organized

very neat

 Journal - updated days missing days all there but some written in late daily entries made

 Journal - complete many categories missing few categories missing pre-assessment and all categories present

 Effort - class time often found off task rarely found off task always seen on task

 Effort - frustration often reacted to setbacks inappropriately rarely reacted to setbacks inappropriately always seen reacting to setbacks appropriately

 Product - quality sloppy general appearance and/or product doesn't work product has good general appearance and works adequately products looks good and works well

 Product - completeness did not meet criteria listed in third column met all criteria listed but only adequately

Fall physics: determined funness, determined safety features

CAD class: blueprints contain fun and safety aspects, met dimensions

Materials class: material spec list, flow chart, built to blueprints, shop safety

Spring physics: instrument for analysis, final analysis

 Use of technology did not use internet or other technology resources moderate use of internet and other technology contacted experts and excellent use of internet and other technology

 Evaluation did not contribute to evaluation page contributed minimally to evaluation contributed substantially to evaluation



How you will be graded:

You will receive a score of 1, 2 or 3 in each category based on the table above. Your score is then multiplied by the weight factor for that category. Your weighted scores are then totalled.


Explanation of weight factors:

The weight factor for each category is calculated by multiplying two other factors together: 1) the percentage of the overall project grade that area counts for, and 2) the portion that category is of the area it is in.

The journal counts for 20% of your project grade, but is divided into 3 categories. Neatness counts for 10% of your journal score, so it has a weight factor of .02. This was obtained by mulitiplying .2 by .1. Updatedness counts for 30% of your journal score so it has a weight factor of .06 (.2 x .3). Completeness counts for 60% so it has a weight factor of .12 (.2 x .6).

Effort counts for 10% of your project grade and is divided into 2 categories. Class time counts for 50% of your effort score, so it has a weight factor of .05. Dealing with frustration is 50% of your effort score, so it has a weight factor of .05.

The finished product counts for 40% of your project grade and is divided into two categories, each counting for 50% of the product score. The quality and completeness categories each get a weight factor of .20.

Use of technology is not further subdivided and counts for 20% of your project grade, so it has a weight factor of .20.

Your evaluation of the project counts for 10% and has a weight factor of .10.


Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office, Friends of Fermilab, United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, and North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium (NCRTEC) which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL).


Authors: Jennifer Caskey ( and Mark LeFeber (
School:  Mahtomedi High School
Created: April 20, 1999 Updated May 2, 1999