Rubric suitable for formative and summative assignments for tasks involving the defense of a position on a scientific topic. Use this rubric when asking students to present and defend a claim, including evidence and reasoning, about a scientific topic.
Consider using the 6th-8th grade science argument (CER) QuickMark set with this rubric. These drag-and-drop comments were tailor-made by veteran educators to give actionable, formative feedback directly to students. While they were explicitly aligned to this particular rubric, you can edit or add your own content to any QuickMark.
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