Rubric for Assessing Student Writing of 7th Grade Science Project Research Paper

Exemplary (4)

Accomplished (3)

Developing (2)

Beginning (1 –0 )

Clarity of Central Idea and Coherent Focus

Is related to the assigned topic and has a central idea that is clearly expressed, and it does not describe your actual experiment. 

Is related to the assigned topic and has a central idea, and it does not describe your actual experiment.  

 

Is some what related to the assigned topic and has a central idea.  

Not related to the topic and only describes the experiment.  

Organization

Has a clear beginning, middle, and end and consists of 4 paragraphs.  The paper follows the formatting paper guidelines.  

Has a beginning, middle, and end, and consists of 3 paragraphs.  The paper follows the formatting paper guidelines.  

Has a beginning, middle, and end, and consists of 2 paragraphs.  The paper some what follows the formatting paper guidelines.  

Has a beginning, middle, and end, and consists of 1 paragraph. The paper does not follows the formatting paper guidelines.  

 

Detailed Support, Ideas, and Voice

The writer's personality is clear, well developed with supporting details, and uses appropriate vocabulary

The writer’s personality is somewhat shown, includes supporting details, and some conversational vocabulary

Uses some supporting details and conversational vocabulary.

Has some supporting details and uses informal or conversational vocabulary not appropriate to the topic.

Grammar

Demonstrates complete sentences, word usage, and punctuation.

Demonstrates complete sentences, word usage, and punctuation. May contain minor errors, but they do not detract from the overall quality of the composition.

May have errors in sentence formation, usage, and punctuation, but they do not detract from the overall quality of the composition.

May have many errors in sentence formation, usage, and punctuation, but they do detract from the overall quality of the composition.

Works Cited

Paper includes 4 sources, properly cited using EasyBib, including: 1 Book, 1 ELM, and 2 Web

Paper includes 3 sources, properly cited using EasyBib, from a few of the following: 1 Book, 1 ELM, and 2 Web

Paper includes 2 sources, cited using EasyBib, from a few of the following: 1 Book, 1 ELM, and 2 Web

Paper includes 1 sources, cited using EasyBib, from a few of the following: 1 Book, 1 ELM, and 2 Web

Plagiarism

Paper is written in your own words and not copied from a source, uses proper quotations, summarizing, and paraphrasing.

Paper is written in your own words and not copied from a source, uses mostly proper quotations, summarizing, and paraphrasing.

Paper is written in your own words and not copied from a source, and has some mistakes in quotations, summarizing, and paraphrasing.

Paper is written in your own words and not copied from a source and has mistakes in quotations, summarizing, and paraphrasing.