# Lab 10 Rubric

**Total /41.5**

### Title

** /1.5**

**Criteria**

- Title is clear
- Title is concise
- Title informs the listener as to what the experiment is about

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Excellent 1.5 pts |
All 3 criteria are met |

Satisfactory 1 pts |
2 of the 3 criteria are met |

Poor 0.5 pts |
Only 1 of the criteria is met |

Absent 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met and/or no title was provided |

### Introduction/Background Information

** /6**

**Criteria**

- Relevant biological background provided
- Student has clearly articulated how this background information is relevant
- the information included is accurately reported
- Student has clearly explained the significance of this information with respect to their experiment
- There is no ambiguity within the information provided
- Information provided is coherent, has a sensible flow and is easy to follow

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Exceeds Expectations 6 pts |
All 6 criteria are met |

Excellent 5 pts |
5 of the 6 criteria are met |

Proficient 4 pts |
4 of the 6 criteria are met |

Satisfactory 3 pts |
3 of the 6 criteria are met |

Poor 2 pts |
2 of the 6 criteria are met |

Unsatisfactory 1 pts |
1 of the 6 criteria are met |

Absent 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### Hypothesis

** /3**

**Criteria**

- Is clearly stated in one sentence
- Is supported by previous knowledge or research described within the background information
- Is correctly stated based on the experimentation that was conducted

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Excellent 3 pts |
All 3 criteria are met |

Satisfactory 2 pts |
2 of the 3 criteria are met |

Unsatisfactory 1 pts |
Only 1 of the criteria is met |

Absent 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### Experimental Design

** /7**

**Criteria**

- Procedure outlined is clearly explained
- No bullet points are used here
- Experimental design properly addresses the hypothesis provided earlier
- Clearly defines the type of data that was collected
- Clearly identifies and describes the appropriate controls and variable(s)
- Identifies which are the dependent and independent variable(s)
- Statistical analysis used in this research is clearly explained

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Exceeds Expectations 7 pts |
All 7 criteria are met |

Excellent 6 pts |
6 of the 7 criteria are met |

Satisfactory 5 pts |
5 of the 7 criteria are met |

Fair 4 pts |
4 of the 7 criteria are met |

Unsatisfactory 3 pts |
3 of the 7 criteria are met |

Below Expectations 2 pts |
2 of the 7 criteria are met |

Unacceptable 1 pts |
1 of the 7 criteria are met |

Absent 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### Figures

** /7**

**Criteria**

- Appropriate figures are included
- Key findings are clearly indicated within the figures
- All axes are properly labeled and include units
- Legend is provided
- The explanation of the figure(s) is clear and includes a description of axes, legend, means, n value, p-value, and variance information when required
- Figure is clear and easy to interpret on its own
- Figure and/or table caption is clear and provides a clear description

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Exceeds Expectations 7 pts |
All 7 criteria are met |

Excellent 6 pts |
6 of the 7 criteria are met |

Satisfactory 5 pts |
5 of the 7 criteria are met |

Fair 4 pts |
4 of the 7 criteria are met |

Unsatisfactory 3 pts |
3 of the 7 criteria are met |

Below Expectations 2 pts |
2 of the 7 criteria are met |

Unacceptable 1 pts |
1 of the 7 criteria are met |

Absent 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### Results

** /3**

**Criteria**

- Easy to follow along
- Clearly articulated and interpreted
- Significance of these results on the field of student and/or academics in general are explained

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Excellent 3 pts |
All 3 criteria are met |

Fair 2 pts |
2 of the 3 criteria are met |

Poor 1 pts |
Only 1 of the criteria is met |

Unacceptable 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### References & In-Text Citation

** /3**

**Criteria**

- APA format is used appropriately and consistently
- All in-text citations are provided when needed
- References provided

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Satisfactory 3 pts |
All 3 criteria are met |

Fair 2 pts |
2 of the 3 criteria are met |

Poor 1 pts |
Only 1 of the criteria is met |

Unacceptable 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### Plagiarism

** /3**

**Criteria**

- Quotations are not present
- No form of any plagiarism present

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Satisfactory 2 pts |
All 2 criteria are met |

Satisfactory 1 pts |
1 of the 2 criteria are met |

Absent 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### Presentation

** /4**

**Criteria**

- Students are organized and are equally participating in the presentation
- Students show a clear understanding of the information they are presenting
- All participants speak clearly and loud enough to be heard
- Students engage the audience and display a clear passion/interest in their project

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Excellent 4 pts |
All 4 criteria are met |

Proficient 3 pts |
3 of the 4 criteria are met |

Fair 2 pts |
2 of the 4 criteria are met |

Unsatisfactory 1 pts |
Only 1 of the criteria is met |

Absent 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |

### Poster

** /5**

**Criteria**

- Poster is approximately 24” X 36” in size
- Is attractively presented
- Language is simple and descriptive
- Information is visible from 6 feet away
- The main points of the poster are easy to determine within 30 seconds
- Layout is clean and organized
- Word count is between 300-800-Acknowledgments are clearly identified

Points | Criteria |
---|---|

Full Marks 5 pts |
All 5 criteria are met |

Proficient 4 pts |
4 of the 5 criteria are met |

Satisfactory 3 pts |
3 of the 5 criteria are met |

Poor 2 pts |
2 of the 5 criteria are met |

Unsatisfactory 1 pts |
Only 1 of the criteria is met |

No Marks 0 pts |
None of the criteria are met |