A gentle reminder

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Here's a recap of the assessment schedule:

Assessment Schedule
 Assessment Component Weighting DeadlineRemarks
 Group Research E-Portfolio (Blog)
  • 12 X Weekly Minutes of discussion
  • 12 X Weekly Summary Updates of Research Progress using pictures, videos, audio, mind maps, wordle etc.
 30% T2W3Your Research E-Portfolio should be updated weekly in a timely fashion. Should you not be regular in documenting and updating your research e-portfolio, you will be penalised for poor time-management. 
Written Research Report
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography 
  • Acknowledgements
 30% T2W2Publish the different sections of your report  which which should be indexed in your E-Portfolio. SEE EXEMPLAR HERE. Submit a Hardcopy of your final research report in Arial Font sized 12 to your IRS Teacher.
Oral Presentation 20% T2W2-3
Individual Reflections 10% T2W4
Peer Appraisal 10% T2W5

Rubrics for Report (30%) - Grading Completed


Criteria
Accomplished – 4
Adequate – 3
Developing – 2
Limited – 1
PURPOSE OF
RESEARCH
Hypothesis /
Thesis Statement /
Statement of purpose /
Aims
Hypothesis/Aims of research is/are relevant, valid, specific and demonstrates clarity of research purpose and concepts
Hypothesis/Aims of research is/are mostly relevant, valid, specific and demonstrates understanding of research purpose and concepts
Vague/questionable hypothesis/aims that does not demonstrate a good understanding of research purpose and concepts
Invalid hypothesis/aims that demonstrates no understanding of research purpose and concepts
RELEVANCY OF
RESEARCH
Impact to Society /
community
Completely relevant points identified. Clear and thorough justification of how research can impact the society/community
Mostly relevant points identified. Generally adequate justification of how research can impact the society/community

Partially relevant points identified. Vague justification of how research can impact the society/community

Hardly relevant points identified. Little or no justification of how research can impact the society/community
SCOPE OF
RESEARCH
Scope of research is well-defined. Demonstrates clarity of  understanding research feasibility, manageability and accessibility
Scope of research is defined. Demonstrates adequate understanding research feasibility, manageability and accessibility
Vague/questionable scope that does not demonstrate a clear scope for research. Does not demonstrate research feasibility, manageability and accessibility
Invalid scope with no understanding of research scope
LITERATURE REVIEW
Excellent effort to use appropriate resources in a thoughtful manner
Adequate effort use appropriate resources in a thoughtful manner
Some effort to use appropriate resources in a thoughtful manner
Hardly any effort to use appropriate resources in a thoughtful manner
METHODOLOGY
The study area, data collection method and data analysis method are very sound and highly relevant to the research design
The study area, data collection method and data analysis method are relevant to the research design
The study area, data collection method and data analysis method are somewhat relevant to the research design
The study area, data collection method and data analysis method are irrelevant to the research design
RESULTS/DATA
Results are accurate, with comprehensive use of valid and reliable. Presentation of data analysis is clear and appropriate.
Results are accurate and well-supported with valid data. Presentation of data is appropriate.
Data accuracy and validity are questionable. Presentation of data may not be relevant to the study.
Data is inaccurate and invalid. Presentation of data is irrelevant.





DISCUSSION/
DATA ANALYSIS
Excellent and clear summary of all key findings from data. Valid, clear and convincing explanation, well-supported by other research
Good and clear summary of some key findings from data. Valid explanation, partially supported by other research
Attempt to summarize some key findings from data. Attempt to explain
but lack depth, no mention of relevant concepts and not supported by other research
Unable to articulate key findings from data. Unable to explain concepts and not supported by other research
RECOMMENDATIONS
Logical and well-considered recommendations, appropriate suggestions for  areas of further study and improvement to current research.
Logical recommendations, appropriate suggestions for  areas of further study and improvement to current research.
Recommendations and suggestions for areas of further study may not be appropriate.
Recommendations and suggestions for areas of further study are irrelevant and  inappropriate.
FORMAT / STYLE /
LANGUAGE USE
Language use is appropriate to the research all the time. Logical transition of ideas all the time.
Language use is appropriate to the research most of the time. Logical transition of ideas most of the time.
Language use is appropriate to the research sometimes. Logical transition of ideas is somewhat observed.
Language use is inappropriate to the research. Logical transition of ideas is not observed.
CITATION USING
APA STYLE
Clear evidence of relevant citation to the project and all the sources of information used are cited correctly
Some evidence of relevant citation to the project and most of the sources of information used are cited correctly

Little evidence of relevant citation to the project and some of the sources of information used are cited correctly
No evidence of relevant citation to the project and all the sources of information used are not cited or cited incorrectly
TIMELINESS
All required elements are produced on time
Most required elements are produced on time
Few required elements are produced on time
Required elements are not turned in


Rubrics for Group Presentation (20%) - Grading Completed 

GROUP Performance Level





Score

Component:

Content Presented

Criteria
Accomplished – 4
Adequate – 3
Developing – 2
Limited – 1
Content Relevance
Demonstrates thorough and comprehensive understanding of the research topic.
Relevant and
provides further insight into some aspect of the topic.
Demonstrates complete and accurate understanding of the research topic.
Relevant to the research topic/issue
Demonstrates partial understanding of the research topic.
Sometimes lacks focus and covers unnecessary details but otherwise
fairly relevant.
Demonstrates severe misconceptions about the topic/issue.
Lack of focus and presents information that is not clearly connected to the research area.
Coherence and Organisation
Main ideas are effectively, clearly and logically communicated with useful illustration.
Well-organised with good transitions,
making it easy to follow.
Main ideas are clearly communicated and in a logical sequence with illustration.
Well-organised but better transition between ideas or media is needed.
Main ideas are not always clearly communicated; ideas are loosely connected but logic can still be followed.
Lacks clear transitions and organisation.
Main ideas are often vague and poorly / illogically connected.
Communicates information in isolation and randomly.

Component:

Use of Media
Visual Presentation
Information on visual aid enhances understanding of message and creates great interest; aid is well constructed, original and of excellent workmanship.
Used visually engaging media that enhances
the presentation.
Information on visual aid offers adequate help in understanding the message; creates adequate interest; adequate construction and workmanship.
Appropriate use of media used to enhance presentation.
Information on visual aid is briefly mentioned; below adequate in creating interest; lack of originality or pride in work.
Media is sometimes inappropriate or distracting.
Information on visual aid is not mentioned; boring or poorly constructed.
Uses unnecessary and distracting media
effects.

Component:

Time Management
Time management
Presentation time is plus or less than one minute of allotted time.
Presentation time is plus or less than two minutes of allotted time.
Presentation time is plus or less than three minutes of allotted time.
Exceeds three minutes of allotted time.
Group Score




    /16


INSIGHT & REFLECTION (10%)

Criteria
Accomplished – 4
Adequate – 3
Developing – 2
Limited – 1
Understanding and application of skills
Great understanding and application of the skills learnt into real life.
Good understanding and application of the skills learnt into real life.
Some understanding and application of the skills learnt into real life
Little understanding and application of the skills learnt into real life.
Identification and evaluation of individual effort
Insightful identification strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.
Thoughtful identification strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.
Simplistic identification strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.
Minimal identification of strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.
Identification and evaluation group effort
Insightful identification of strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.
Thoughtful identification of strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.
Simplistic identification of strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.
Minimal identification of identifies strengths, weakness and areas for improvements.

INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION / PEER ASSESSMENT (10%)

Criteria
Accomplished – 4
Competent – 3
Developing – 2
Limited – 1
Quality of Work
Provides work of the highest quality.
Provides high quality work.
Provides work that occasionally needs to be checked/redone by other group members to ensure quality.
Provides work that usually needs to be checked/redone by others to ensure quality.
Working with Others
Almost always listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Tries to keep people working well together.
Usually listens to, shares, with, and supports the efforts of others. Does not cause "waves" in the group.
Often listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others, but sometimes is not a good team member.
Rarely listens to, shares with, and supports the efforts of others. Often is not a good team player.
Contributions
Routinely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in discussions. A definite leader who contributes a lot of effort.
Usually provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in discussions. A strong group member who tries hard!
Sometimes provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in discussions. A satisfactory group member who does what is required.
Rarely provides useful ideas when participating in the group and in discussions. May refuse to participate.
Problem-solving
Actively looks for and suggests solutions to problems.
Refines solutions suggested by others.
Does not suggest or refine solutions, but is willing to try out solutions suggested by others.
Does not try to solve problems or help others solve problems. Lets others do the work.
Focus on the task
Consistently stays focused on the task and what needs to be done. Very self-directed.
Focuses on the task and what needs to be done most of the time. Other group members can count on this person.
Focuses on the task and what needs to be done some of the time. Other group members must sometimes nag, prod, and remind to keep this person on-task.
Rarely focuses on the task and what needs to be done. Lets others do the work.
Attitude
Never is publicly critical of the project or the work of others. Always has a positive attitude about the task(s).
Rarely is publicly critical of the project or the work of others. Often has a positive attitude about the task(s).
Occasionally is publicly critical of the project or the work of other members of the group. Usually has a positive attitude about the task(s).
Often is publicly critical of the project or the work of other members of the group. Often has a negative attitude about the task(s).
Organization of work / Time-management
often organized and planned
sometimes organized and
planned
seldom organized or planned

Ideas / suggestions
often give good ideas / useful suggestions

sometimes give good ideas / useful suggestions
seldom give good ideas / useful suggestions



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