Inquiry Oriented Research Rubric

Task Definition: What is the problem to be solved? What types of information are needed to solve the problem?

Information Seeking Strategies: What are all possible sources of information? Which are the best of all the possibilities?

Location and Access: Where are these sources?Where is the information within each source?

Responsible Information Use: What information does the source provide? How can you extract the information you need?

Synthesis: How does the information from all the sources fit together? How is the information best presented?

EXCEEDS STANDARD

The student thoroughly

identifies a research question or preliminary thesis statement or statement of the assignment

The student develops a highly

effective research plan to complete the task or answer the research question,

or prove or disprove a thesis.

The student is highly

effective in locating and accessing a source and information within a source

The student thoroughly

understands responsible information use

The student is highly

effective in synthesizing information: to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.

MEETS STANDARD

The student substantially

identifies a research question or preliminary thesis statement or statement of the assignment

The student develops an effective

research plan to complete the task or answer the research question, or prove or disprove a thesis.

The student is effective

in locating and accessing a source and information within a source

The student substantially

understands responsible information use.

The student is effective

in synthesizing information: to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.

APPROACHING STANDARD

The student partially

identifies a research question or preliminary thesis statement or statement of the assignment

The student develops a moderately

effective research plan to complete the task or answer the research question, or prove or disprove a thesis.

The student is moderately

effective in locating and accessing a source and information within a source

The student partially understands responsible information use.

The student is moderately

effective in synthesizing information: to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.

BELOW STANDARD

The student demonstrates difficulty

in identifying an essential question and a preliminary thesis statement or statement of the assignment.

The student develops an ineffective

research plan to complete the task or answer the research question, or prove or disprove a thesis.

The student is ineffective

in locating and accessing a source and information within a source

The student does not understand

responsible information use.

The student has difficulty

in synthesizing information: to develop, support, or justify ideas, concepts, positions, or feelings.