Produce a text in which paragraphs have a logical relationship to one another. Developing Write an essay or narrative that moves toward a clear conclusion or thesis. Write paragraphs that usually state and develop a clear point. Support claims with evidence that is relevant and reasonable. Diagnose some errors in usage, spelling, and grammar, correcting some independently and seeking aid in correcting others. Express ideas in specific, concrete language and develop some specific examples. Substantially revise a piece of writing to achieve greater clarity, persuasiveness, or vividness. Accomplished Develop a clear, significant, and complete thesis statement in an essay or narrative. Support claims by presenting credible and persuasive evidence. Develop and explain points in clear, specific language, providing concrete referents for key concepts that the audience can easily understand. Diagnose errors in spelling, usage, and grammar, correcting most independently and seeking aid in correcting others. Rubrics - 24
Rubric for Action Research Report Component of the Science Education Portfolio (SEP) University of Michigan School of Education Retrieved September 26, 2009 from Based on a 30 point maximum 1. Abstract (0-2 points) Summary of research project briefly and appropriately describes research project 2. Introduction (0-3 points) Statement of problem and its significance The problem must be related to the capstone “big idea” Relevant research and how it applies to your problem Use your references to describe what others have done to investigate this question or problem and how your research builds upon existing research Carefully worded research question or problem The question or problem addressed must be related to the scientific “big idea” of the capstone course 3. Methods (0-3 points) Section includes description of the students that you worked with and a step by step plan for investigating the problem or question. 4. Results/findings (0-4 points) Section included the following: Describe how you interpreted the data that you collected- Pre/post test analysis What are your overall conclusions? (Relate this back to your research question/problem and to the relevant research) Raw data (can be numbers in table format, quotes, etc.) that illustrates how you reached your conclusion 5. Discussion (0-4 points) Description of: Rubrics - 25
Your feelings about the project and additional projects on related topics that you might do in the future How will the project impact your teaching of the science concept that you addressed? Reflection on learning gains indicated by the post/pre-test gains. Plans for changing assessments/lessons or for next steps. 6. Appendix (0-4 points) Lesson plans that reflect the results of the analysis, interview questions, questionnaires, observation checklists, etc. are included In addition, the quality and appropriateness of the assessment will be judged 7. Quality of writing (0 – 4 points)
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