DE Grading Criteria

Achievement

Level

Criterion B:

COMMUNICATION IN SCIENCE

Student

Teacher

Communication of Scientific Information Effectiveness of communication Referencing and Documenting Sources

5-6

5-6

Uses sufficient scientific language correctly in both the problem and the solution section. Communicates scientific information effectively using appropriate illustrations and/or symbols, structure, logical sequence, and supported by evidence. Bibliography and in-text references are included where necessary.

3-4

3-4

Uses some scientific language correctly in both the problem and the solution section. Communicates scientific information with some effectiveness. Bibliography is provided but in-text reference is missing where necessary.

1-2

1-2

Uses a limited range of scientific language correctly in both the problem and the solution section. Communicates scientific information with limited effectiveness. Major mistakes are made in the bibliography and in-text referencing is missing.

0

0

Does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors. Does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors . Does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors .

Achievement

Level

Criterion C:

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE

Student

Teacher

Knowledge and Understanding of Scientific Information and Concepts Application of Scientific Information and Concepts Mastery and Evidence of Critical Thinking Skills

5-6

5-6

Uses scientific ideas, concepts and/or processes correctly in the analysis section of the write-up. Applies understanding of ideas, concepts and/or processes involved to provide a clear and complete solution to the discrepant event. Analyses and evaluates the solution provided and makes judgments about the observations and/or solution supported by scientific understanding.

3-4

3-4

Uses some scientific ideas, concepts and/or processes in the analysis section of the write-up correctly and/or provides only a weak description of the inter-relationship between them. Applies understanding of ideas, concepts and/or processes involved to provide a partial solution using only some of the obvious observations. Analyses scientific information by identifying parts, relationships or causes.

1-2

1-2

Recalls limited scientific ideas, concepts and/or processes, and/or shows little or no understanding of their relationships. Applies understanding of ideas, concepts and/or processes involved to provide a simplistic solution ignoring major observations.

0

0

Does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors. Does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors Does not reach a standard described by any of the descriptors.

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