Scoring Rubric for CMT Science Open-Ended Items

 

 

Score Point 2

 

The response is correct, complete and appropriate.  The student has demonstrated a strong understanding of scientific concepts and inquiry skills. The response may contain minor errors that will not necessarily lower the score.

 

 

Score Point 1

 

The response is partially correct and appropriate although minor inaccuracies or misconceptions may occur.  The student has demonstrated limited evidence of an understanding of scientific concepts and inquiry skills.

 

 

Score Point 0

 

The response is an unsatisfactory answer to the question.  The student has failed to address the question or does so in a very limited way.  The student shows no evidence for understanding scientific concepts and inquiry skills. Serious misconceptions may exist.