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ASSESSMENT RUBRIC FOR APES LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS
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EXEMPLARY (A)PROFICIENT (B)ACCEPTABLE (C)UNACCEPTABLE (F)
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Identify and describe the upstream steps in the life cycleAll major components of the product, including packaging, are correctly identified; each component is traced back to raw materials; extraction, manufacture, and processing are thoroughly and accurately described.Most of major components of the product, including packaging, are correctly identified; at least 3 components are traced back to raw materials; extraction, manufacture, and processing are accurately described.Some major components identified; one or two components traced back to raw materials; extraction not fully described, or only mentioned.Almost no description of any components, or only one component identified and/or traced; no description of extraction or manufacturing process; components are not traced back to raw materials or resources.
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Identify and describe the upstream environmental impacts in the life cycleMost of the major environmental impacts of mining and mineral extraction, logging, and petroleum extraction are identified and discussed in detail; the environmental impacts of the manufacturing and processing are identified and discussed; environmental impacts are linked to specific upstream activities and processes.The major environmental impacts of mining and mineral extraction, logging, and petroleum extraction are identified and discussed in some detail for at least 3 components; the environmental impacts of the manufacturing and processing are identified; environmental impacts are generalized.One or two environmental impacts are identified from the process; impacts are described in general terms; components are traced back to raw materials or resources, but impacts are not linked or described.No upstream environmental effects are mentioned, or are described in generic, vague terms (e.g., "causes pollution").
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Identify and describe the upstream health impacts in the life cycleMajor health impacts from the extraction and/or manufacturing are provided for each of the components of the product; health effects are clearly linked to specific parts of the upstream processes.Major environmental and health impacts from the use or disposal of the product are provided for at least 3 of the components of the product; health effects are clearly linked to specific parts of the upstream processes.One or two health impacts are identified from the process; impacts are described in general terms; impacts are not linked to specific chemicals or processes.No upstream health effects are mentioned, or are described in generic, vague terms (e.g., "affects human health").
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Energy impacts of the product life cycleEnergy impacts are acknowledged through most of the life cycle; at least energy of transportation is described and/or discussed; energy use is connected to climate change.Energy impacts are noted for at least 2 steps, and the energy of transportation is acknowledged; energy use may be connected to climate change.Only the energy of transportation is mentioned; no mention of climate effects.No mention of energy use or sources.
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Identlify the most likely fate of the product after it useIdentifies the most likely fate of the product and packaging (landfill, incineration, recycling, wastewater); provides a reasonable estmate of amount of waste generated.Identifies the most likely fate of the product; packaging is not considere, or different fates for products and packaging are not differemntiated; no estimate of the amount of waste generated.Only the packaging is considered as a waste product; fate is vague superficial, or seems guessed.No consideration of the fate of the product or the packaging.
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Identify and describe the downstream environmental and health impacts and implications of product use and disposalMajor environmental and health impacts from the use or disposal of the product or process, if any, are thoroughly described; health effects are clearly linked to specific parts of the downstream processes.Major environmental and health impacts from the use or disposal of the product or process are provided for at least 2 of the components of the product; health effects are clearly linked to specific parts of the downstream processes.One or two health or environmental impacts are identified from the process; impacts are described in general terms (e.g., "causes water pollution")Downstream effects from the use and disposal of the product are not mentioned, or are described in vague, generic terms.
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Aesthetics and WritingPoster is digital and the correct size (11" x 17"); exhibits a high degree of professionalism; no misspellings, typos, or grammatical errors; poster is attractive; the layout is effective, interesting, and easy to follow.Poster is digital and the correct size (11" x 17"); thoughtfully laid out and designed with intention; the content is organized and easy to follow; only one or two typos or misspellings.Poster is disorganized and/or not the correct size; no use of color; the content is hard to follow; little evidence of consideration of design; multiple misspellings, grammatical and mechanical errors.Poster is incorrect size; sloppy and incomplete; poster is hand drawn; very little text; multiple mechanical, spelling, grammatical errors.
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ResearchEvidence that you accurately researched a variety of information sources, recorded and interpreted significant facts, meaningful graphics, accurate sounds and evaluated alternative points of view. Evidence that you utilized relevant information from multiple sources of information, evaluated and synthesized relevant information.Evidence that you misinterpreted statements, graphics and questions and failed to identify relevant arguments.Evidence that you recorded information from four or less resources, did not find graphics or sounds, and ignored alternative points of view.
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CitationsSources of information are properly cited (APA format) so that the audience can determine the credibility and authority of the information presented. All sources of information are thoroughly annotated.Most sources of information use proper citation (APA format), and sources are documented to make it possible to check on the accuracy of information. Most sources have some annotation.Sometimes copyright guidelines are followed and some information, photos and graphics do not use proper citations. No annotations are provided.No way to check validity of information. No citations.
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