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Table 2.
Writing Expectation Guidance.
Level 1 LimitedLevel 2 DevelopingLevel 3 Professional
Appropriateness of the Claim & Model Makes a somewhat scientifically appropriate claim or model. Makes a scientifically appropriate claim that somewhat aligns to the constructed model. Makes a scientifically appropriate claim that is closely aligned to the constructed model. 
Quality of Evidence Explanation consists of data with very limited reasoning, and little interpretation of data. Explanation consists of data with some identifiable patterns of reasoning and interpretation. Analysis and interpretation is strongly aligned and carefully reasoned from the data, model, and expertise from internal and external sources. 
Alignment of Question, Claim, Model & Evidence Makes a limited connection between question, claim, model, and evidence. Makes identifiable connections between question, claim, model, and evidence. The evidence provided precisely informs the question and is closely connected to the claim and model. 
Level 1 LimitedLevel 2 DevelopingLevel 3 Professional
Appropriateness of the Claim & Model Makes a somewhat scientifically appropriate claim or model. Makes a scientifically appropriate claim that somewhat aligns to the constructed model. Makes a scientifically appropriate claim that is closely aligned to the constructed model. 
Quality of Evidence Explanation consists of data with very limited reasoning, and little interpretation of data. Explanation consists of data with some identifiable patterns of reasoning and interpretation. Analysis and interpretation is strongly aligned and carefully reasoned from the data, model, and expertise from internal and external sources. 
Alignment of Question, Claim, Model & Evidence Makes a limited connection between question, claim, model, and evidence. Makes identifiable connections between question, claim, model, and evidence. The evidence provided precisely informs the question and is closely connected to the claim and model. 
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