|| Distinguished (3)
|| Satisfactory (2)
|| Borderline (1)
|| Unsatisfactory (0)
||Contains title, name, date, course, teacher, period.
||Missing one except title or name.
||Missing two except title or name.
||Missing more than two, or title or name.
||Logically sequenced: Question, Hypoth., Test, Mater./Proc., Data, Anal./Conclusion. All present.
||Not more than one category missing or out of sequence.
||Not more than 2 categories missing or out of sequence.
||More than 2 categories missing or out of sequence.
||Lab report sections clearly distinct from each other; grammatically correct English; figures/graphs correctly titled & labeled.
||Sections clearly labeled but not separated; English generally correct; figures/graphs correctly labeled but not titled.
||Sections labeled but not separated; frequent errors in grammar; figures/graphs labeled but contain errors in units, axes or headings.
||Sections not labeled nor separated; English poor; figures/graphs not titled nor labeled.
||Clear explanation of purpose; educates by providing context.
||Gives a correct purpose with some framework
||Declares a purpose that is correct.
||Purpose is incorrect.
||Clear step-by-step description of experimental procedures; labeled diagrams/drawings of any apparatuses/devices used to carry out the experiment.
||Step-by-step description that misses not more than one key detail; diagrams/drawings included but not labeled
||Step-by-step description that misses not more than two key details; apparatuses/devices mentioned but not shown.
||Description lacks more than two key details; no mention of apparatuses/devices used to carry out the experiment.
||Includes formulas/calculations used to analyze data & explains their use. Records observations and explains their import. All original data included.
||Includes formulas and calculations used to analyze data. Records observations, sometimes their import. Most original data included.
||Includes formulas and some calculations used to analyze data. Records some observations. Some original data included.
||Does not include formulas nor calculations used to analyze data. No observations noted. Original data not present.
||Units are used correctly and consistently throughout the report.
||Units generally used correctly in most of report
||Units used only in some key parts of report.
||Units are rarely used or are generally incorrect.
||Calculations clearly laid out. Dimensional analysis/Math correct. Figures display data correctly, all variables labeled.
||Calculations contain few errors in dimensional analysis or math. Figures correct, variables unlabeled.
||Calculations contain some errors in diminsional analysis or math. Figures correct. No labels or legend.
||Dimensional is analysis not used. Math not shown. Figures display data incorrectly.
||Restates the hypothesis, supports or refutes it and explains the role of the test in making the decision.
||Restates the hypothesis and supports or refutes it.
||Supports or refutes the hypothesis without restating it.
||Does not address the hypothesis.
||Uses data powerfully as evidence to support statements.
||Uses data to support statements.
||Refers to data in the body of the report as support.
||Does not use data to support arguments
||Conclusion is logically forced from data and prior knowledge.
||Conclusion is logical but not thoroughly defended.
||The conclusion is logical but poorly defended
||The conclusion is incorrect.
||Identifies sources of error and explains effect on results.
||Identifies sources of error.
||Suggests possibility of error but identifies no sources.
||Does not address possibility of error.
||The expt. is made meaningful by discussion of its scientific or societal implications; proposals for further investigation are made.
||An application or use of the work is provided; a proposal for further investigation is made.
||The work is generally ascribed to be useful but no rationale is provided for thinking so.
||No relevance is provided for the work.