Assessment Item . | Criteria . | Needs Work (1) . | Good Effort (3) . | Proficient (5) . | Comments . |
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1. Question | Question is clearly stated; specific; testable | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

2. Hypothesis | Hypothesis is clearly stated; testable; pertains to the question | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

3. Prediction | Prediction is clearly stated; testable; pertains to the hypothesis | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

4. Experimental design | Experimental design is doable; directly addresses the question; directly addresses the hypothesis | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

5. Results | Results are numbers (proportion or percentage of caterpillars predated); numbers are presented in a way that corresponds to the question; limited to descriptions of what was found (no interpretation included) | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

6. Graph | Graph is an appropriate choice of graph type; clearly presented; includes necessary annotations (axes labeled, an informative title/description, and legend if needed) | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

7. Conclusions | Conclusion accurately references results to justify statements; states whether the hypothesis is supported or not; clearly pertains to the question | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

8. Suggested changes | Suggested changes are clear; relevant; inclusive of possible improvements to the experimental design | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

9. Future project | Proposed question, hypothesis, prediction, and experimental design are clearly related; well stated; testable | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria |

Assessment Item . | Criteria . | Needs Work (1) . | Good Effort (3) . | Proficient (5) . | Comments . |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

1. Question | Question is clearly stated; specific; testable | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

2. Hypothesis | Hypothesis is clearly stated; testable; pertains to the question | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

3. Prediction | Prediction is clearly stated; testable; pertains to the hypothesis | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

4. Experimental design | Experimental design is doable; directly addresses the question; directly addresses the hypothesis | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

5. Results | Results are numbers (proportion or percentage of caterpillars predated); numbers are presented in a way that corresponds to the question; limited to descriptions of what was found (no interpretation included) | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

6. Graph | Graph is an appropriate choice of graph type; clearly presented; includes necessary annotations (axes labeled, an informative title/description, and legend if needed) | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

7. Conclusions | Conclusion accurately references results to justify statements; states whether the hypothesis is supported or not; clearly pertains to the question | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

8. Suggested changes | Suggested changes are clear; relevant; inclusive of possible improvements to the experimental design | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria | |

9. Future project | Proposed question, hypothesis, prediction, and experimental design are clearly related; well stated; testable | One of three criteria | Two of three criteria | Three of three criteria |

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