Teacher Assessment Rubric
for Student Research Module

QUESTIONING

 4 The question is clear, well-focused and requires high level thinking skills in order to research.
 3 The question is clear and well focused. The question requires moderately high level thinking skills. 
 2 The question is incomplete and unclear. The teacher needed to help form a question. 
 1 Was unable to come up with a research question. 

PLANNING

 4 Made really good use of time. Was able to remain focused on the tasks and make changes when needed. Was able to develop a clear method to organize the information. Was able to make revisions in the plan when needed.
 3 Was able to work within the time frame the teacher gave . Was able to develop a system to organize information. Was able to make revisions with help from the teacher. 
 2 Needed teacher help to list and organize what was needed to do. There are some steps missing in the planning. Made revisions with teacher help. 
 1 Was unable to come up with an organized plan and work within the time limits.

GATHERING

 4 Used a variety of resources and carefully selected only the information that answered the question. Was able to continually revise the search based on information found. 
 3 Used many resources to find information that answered the question. Tried revising the search, but had some problems doing so. 
 2 Used 1 or more sources. Original question or focus guided the search, although should have made revisions. Made errors in selection of references 
 1 Lost focus during the gathering process and therefore the information was not accurate and complete. 

SORTING

 4 Thoroughly selected and organized information that answered the question in a organized way. Selected information that was appropriate. 
 3 Sorted information and organized information that answered the question without too many errors. 
 2 Tried to organize the information found, but made some mistakes. Wasn't able to completely stay focused on information that would answer the question. 
 1 Was unable to sort and organize the information found to answer the question. 

SYNTHESIZING

 4 Used the information found in a meaningful way to create an original product that clearly answers the question with accuracy, detail and understanding. 
 3 The product answers the question in a way that reflects learning using some detail and accuracy. 
 2 The product is not complete and only answers part of the question. 
 1 The product is incomplete and contains missing details and it isn't completely accurate. 

 
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