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Every two weeks students will be responsible for making a response to question, problem or article posted by the instructor. Student responses will be assessed using a four level rubric on the three areas of content and substance, connections made, and application of concept. Their responses will be chosen at random and a mark will be given for each semester’s response.

 

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Contents and substance

- Answering the question or problem

- Length of answer

- Depth of response

- Response does not answer original question or answer is irrelevant

- Answer incomplete or short

- Response answers original question but lacks sufficient content

- Ideas are superficial and don’t show connections

- Response answers the question and is well developed

- Ideas are interesting and show some creativity

- Response answers the question and is thoroughly developed

- Ideas are creative and show extended thinking

Connections made

- Links with other concepts in unit

- Quality of the links made

- Does not link concept learned in unit with question

- Connections are superficial

 

- Makes superficial links between concepts learned and question

- Some societal connections made

- Links between concepts learned and question are made clearly

- Some good connections made to society

- Links between concepts learned and question are thorough

- Many good connections made to society

Application of Concept

- Appropriate use of scientific language

- Applied the lessons learned in response

- No scientific language used in response

- No lessons learned were applied in response

- Some scientific language used in response

- Some lessons learned were applied in response

-  Scientific language used in response

- Lessons learned were applied to the response and new ideas formed

- Thorough use of scientific language used in response

- Lessons were thoroughly applied throughout the response and new questions posed