Using Scoring Rubrics to Evaluate Inquiry

by: Eddie Lunsford and Claudia T. Melear

This article explores the problem of assigning grades to students engaged in nontraditional activities, especially scientific inquiry. The authors suggest using scoring rubrics to guide students in their work and to assist teachers with grading. They present the steps involved in the construction of rubrics, and also include sample rubrics in this article.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 9/1/2004Stock # jcst04_034_01_34Volume 034Issue 01

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