Judging Rubrics

 

JUDGING CRITERIA – RESEARCH REVIEW PROJECTS

OVERALL IMPRESSION OF THE PROJECT

Review Approach: (max- 8 pts) Clearly identifies and discusses research focus/purpose of research. Hypotheses/propositions are clearly articulated.

Knowledge Gained: (max- 10 pts) Student understands the topic, shows mastery of skills, and demonstrates acquired skills.

Research Methods: (max- 10 pts) Provides accurate, thorough description of how the data was collected, what data sources were analyzed, plan of analysis or measurement instrument, research context.

 Results: (max-8 pts) Results are clearly explained in a comprehensive level of detail and are well-organized. Tables/figures clearly and concisely convey the data.

Conclusion: ( max-5 pts) Interpretations/analysis of results are thoughtful and insightful, clearly informed by the study’s results, and thoroughly address how they supported, disapproved, and/or informed the hypotheses/propositions.

Resources: (max-10 pts) Information is gathered from at least 5 current peer reviewed journal articles.

DISPLAY

Information: (max-7 pts) The display gives complete explanation and includes graphics, charts, and pictures.

Technical Requirements: (max-4 pts) All of the references are posted; all references are current/up-to-date and include critical citations.

Artistic Qualities: (max-5 pts) Backboard is neat, organized, and creative/original with no spelling errors.

ORAL PRESENTATION

Presentation Quality: (max-10 pts) Presentation is clear and easy to follow. Information is relevant. Student exhibits a thorough understanding of the topic area.

Dynamics: (max-10 pts) Speaks fluently with good pacing and eye contact. Information is presented in a polite and dynamic manner. There is no reliance on note cards or the board.

WRITTEN REPORT

Order: (max-5 pts) Report is neat and in logical order (title, content, acknowledgements, problem, hypothesis, review of literature, materials, procedure, results, conclusion, reference list).

Spelling/Grammar:  max-3 pts) No spelling or grammatical errors are present

Review of Literature/Reference List: (max-5 pts) Cites all data obtained from other sources. APA citation style is accurately used in both text and bibliography. Sources are all scholarly and clearly relate to the research focus.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA – EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS

The following is the criteria for the Concept Science & Engineering Fair judging procedure. THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL. There are four parts (Overall Impression of the Project, Display, Oral Presentation, Written Report) being examined during the judging procedure. Participants are expected to get the maximum available points from each criterion.

OVERALL IMPRESSION  OF THE PROJECT

Scientific Approach : ( max-8 pts) – Well defined problem was solved using scientific principles.

Knowledge Gained : ( max-10 pts)- Student has understood the topic, mastered the scientific skills, and answered all questions correctly.

Experimental Approach: (max-10 pts)- Dependent and independent variables were defined and control group was in evidence.

Reliability of Data : ( max-8 pts) – Data is numerical and metric. Data is reliable with repeated trials.

Validity of Conclusion : ( max-5 pts) – Conclusion is consistent with the data provided.

Originality : ( max-10 pts) – Topic is original and method is highly creative.

DISPLAY

Information : ( max-7 pts) – Display gives complete explanation with graphs, charts and pictures.

Technical Requirements : ( max-4 pts) -Safety and endorsement sheets are displayed.

Artistic Qualities : ( max-5 pts) -Backboard is neat, organized, and appealing. No spelling errors.

ORAL PRESENTATION

Presentation Quality : ( max-10 pts) – Clear presentation which is easy to follow. Information is relevant.

Dynamics : ( max-10 pts) – Speaks fluently with good eye contact, polite, dynamic, and interested in his/her subject. Not relied heavily on note cards or the board.

WRITTEN REPORT

Order : ( max-5 pts) -Report is neat and in logical order (Title, content, acknowledgements, problem, hypothesis, review of literature, materials, procedure, results, conclusion, reference list).

Spelling/Grammar : ( max-3 pts) -No spelling or grammatical error is present.

Review of Literature/Reference List : ( max-5 pts) -Quality, quantity, and variety of sources is adequate for topic.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA – DESIGN PROJECTS

OVERALL IMPRESSION  OF THE DESIGN PROCESS

Design Approach Overall: (max-8 pts) – Has identified a need or real world problem.

Knowledge Gained : (max-10 pts) -Exhibits a thorough understanding and the application of the design Student has acquired design skills.

Design Approach-Performance Criteria: (max-10 pts) -Clear performance criteria have been developed to address the features of the product, algorithm, proof, model, etc.

Constructing and Testing the Prototype: (max-8 pts) -Has constructed and tested a prototype. Data analysis/validation is evident.

Validity of Evaluation/Conclusion : (max-5 pts) -Conclusion accurately reports with the success/failure of the design.

Originality : ( max-10 pts) – Topic is original and method is highly creative.

DISPLAY

Information : ( max-7 pts) – Display gives complete explanation with graphs, charts and pictures.

Technical Requirements : ( max-4 pts) -Safety and endorsement sheets are displayed.

Artistic Qualities : ( max-5 pts) -Backboard is neat, organized, and appealing. No spelling errors.

ORAL PRESENTATION

Presentation Quality : ( max-10 pts) – Clear presentation which is easy to follow. Information is relevant.

Dynamics : ( max-10 pts) – Speaks fluently with good eye contact, polite, dynamic, and interested in his/her subject. Not relied heavily on note cards or the board.

WRITTEN REPORT

Order : ( max-5 pts) -Report is neat and in logical order (Title, content, acknowledgements, problem, hypothesis, review of literature, materials, procedure, results, conclusion, reference list).

Spelling/Grammar : ( max-3 pts) -No spelling or grammatical error is present.

Review of Literature/Reference List : ( max-5 pts) -Quality, quantity, and variety of sources is adequate for topic

 

 Awards :

GOLD: 91-100
SILVER: 81-90
BRONZE: 71-80
HONORABLE MENTION: 70 OR LESS

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