QU Biology Lab Report Rubric
         
Teacher Name: 
Student Name:     ________________________________________
CATEGORY Skillful Effective Adequate Limited Ineffective  
Introduction Relevant background sources were used and cited correctly. Material is in student's own words.  The purpose is clearly stated. Background sources are used and cited correctly. Material is in student's own words. Purpose is stated somewhat unclearly. Background is provided but it does not focus narrowly on the topic. Material is translated into student's own words. Purpose unclear. Material is directly copied rather than put into students own words and/or background sources are cited incorrectly.  Purpose unclear. A few sentences of uncited background are given.  No purpose is mentioned.
Materials & Methods Procedures are described in chronological order, in past tense, passive voice.  Materials used are mentioned in passing. Procedures are listed in order, but first person/active voice is used. Materials used are mentioned in passing. Procedures are listed but are not in a logical order or are difficult to follow. Materials used are mentioned in passing. Procedures are listed but with frequent use of "then" or "next". Materials used are mentioned in passing. Procedures do not accurately list the steps of the experiment.  A list of materials is given.
Results The relationship between the variables is discussed and trends/patterns logically analyzed.  The relationship between the variables is discussed and trends/patterns logically analyzed. The relationship between the variables is discussed but no patterns or trends are described. The relationship between the variables is not discussed.  Interpretations of data are given. Data are presented, but no text is given to describe them.
Data Data are presented in analyzed form, such as descriptive statistics, tables and/or figures. Figures and tables are labeled and titled. Figures and tables are not properly labeled and titled. Raw data are presented. Data are shown but are inaccurate. Data are not shown.
Discussion Discussion includes whether the findings supported the hypothesis, interpretations of the results, conclusions and what the overall implications are for real organisms.  Relevant literature is cited. Discussion includes whether the findings supported the hypothesis, interpretations of the results, conclusions and what the overall implications are for real organisms.  Relevant literature is NOT cited. Discussion includes whether the findings supported the hypothesis, interpretations of the results, and conclusions.   Discussion consists primarily of error analysis, discussion of literature rather than one's own results, or comes to wrong conclusions. No conclusion was included in the report OR shows little effort and reflection.