Outcome c

The ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.

Unsatisfactory

Developing

Satisfactory

Exemplary

Score

Performance Criteria

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2

3

4

Ability to conduct experiment

Unable to conduct experiment on his own; lab instructor provides help in almost every step of the experiment.

Able to conduct experiment with a lot of help from the lab instructor.

Able to conduct experiment with some help from the lab instructor.

Always able to conduct the entire experiment with negligible help from the lab instructor.

Ability to collect data through experiments and research

Much of the data collected is inaccurate; not at all systematic in data collection; presents data in a very obscure manner.

Some of the data collected is inaccurate; somewhat systematic in data collection; data presentation is not that clear; figure captions and units are not always included.

Collects data accurately most of the time; systematically most of the time; presents data clearly using appropriate graphics; figure captions and units are included most of the time.

Collects data very accurately; very systematically; presents data very clearly using appropriate graphics; figure captions and units are always included.

 Critical thinking and ability to analyze and interpret data.

Analyzes and interprets data incorrectly most of the time; many conclusions are incorrect; most of the time never attempts to compare theory against experiment data.

Analyzes and interprets data correctly occasionally; some conclusion are incorrect; occasionally compares theory against experimental data and finds and fixes related errors.

Analyzes and interprets data correctly most of the time; most of the conclusion are correct and useful; compares theory against experimental data and finds and fixes related errors most of the time.

Always analyzes and interprets data correctly and precisely; always draws correct and useful conclusions; always compares theory against experiment, finds related errors and fixes the experimental mistakes.

Subject knowledge

Has poor understanding of the experiment, its purpose and results; unable to discuss experiments and results.

Has some understanding of the experiment, its purpose and results; almost able to discuss experiments and predict results in a clear manner.

Has very good understanding of the experiment, its purpose and results; able to discuss experiments and predict results in a reasonably clear manner.

Fully understands the experiment, including its purpose and results; able to discuss experiments and predict results in a clear and precise manner.

Average

 

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