Science/Strand III/Content Standard 5/Elementary/Benchmark 4
Assessment Example

Working alone, students will evaluate areas of their community suitable for a park, select a site, and create a map. In writing, students will justify their area and evaluate environmental influences in a multi-media presentation to the class. The class will vote for the most suitable plan and will present it to the local city council or another appropriate community governmental unit.

(Give students rubric before activity.)

Scoring Rubric

Criteria

Apprentice

Basic

Meets

Exceeds

Completeness of habitat map

Draws map with no key and no title.

Draws map that includes an incomplete key and/or an incomplete title.

Draws map that includes a complete key and a complete title.

Draws map that includes a complete key, a complete title, and an accurate scale.

Justification of area selection

Writes one reason without supporting data.

Writes one reason with supporting data.

Writes two reasons with supporting data.

Write three or more reasons with supporting data.

Explanation of influences

Explains an influence without distinction of positive or negative.

Explains a positive or negative influence.

Explains one positive and one negative influence.

Explains two or more positive and two or more negative influences.

Accuracy of presentation

Presents written and oral reports inaccurately.

Presents written and oral reports with one technology enhancement accurately.

Presents written and oral reports with more than one technology enhancement accurately.

Presents written and oral reports with more than one technology enhancement. Uses color and pictures accurately.