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Rubric Communication Criteria

From the beginning, Exemplars math and science rubrics have included criteria focused on communication. Students' work must concentrate on communication, or it will not meet the (Exemplars) standard.

Below are the relevant communication performance standards at the Exemplars Practitioner Level.

Elements from the Math Rubric

  • Reasoning and Proof
    • Arguments are constructed with adequate mathematical basis
  • Communication
    • A sense of audience or purpose is communicated
    • ...a methodically organized, coherent, sequenced and labeled response
    • Formal math language is used throughout the solution to share and clarify ideas
  • Representation
    • Appropriate and accurate mathematical representation

Elements from the Science Rubric

  • Scientific Communications/Using Data
    • A clear explanation was presented
    • Effectively used scientific representations and notations
  • Scientific Concepts and Related Content
    • Appropriately used scientific terminology
    • Provided evidence of understanding to relevant scientific concepts, principles or theories (big ideas)
    • Evidence of understanding observable characteristics and properties of objects, organisms and/or materials used

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