Evaluation

You will be graded according to the following representation:  (1) beginning level of performance, (2) development and movement toward mastery of performance, (3)  mastery of performance, (4) highest level of performance.  You will be graded on the four tasks.  In addition, you will be evaluated by the group portfolio, representing the collaboration of your group.

Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score
Quest 1:  Concept Map
Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting a beginning level of performance.
Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting development and movement toward mastery of performance.
Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting mastery of performance.
Description of identifiable performance characteristics reflecting the highest level of performance.

Quest 2:  Mathematical Calculations (Background Research)
Incorrect AND incomplete calculations of the questions related to the assigned web sites with little indication of any understanding of the mathematics describing buoyancy.  Work is not shown or not clearly organized.
Incorrect or incomplete calculations of the questions related to the assigned web sites with some indication of any understanding of the mathematics describing buoyancy.  Work is mostly shown and somewhat organized.
Complete and correct (for the most part) calculations of the questions related to the assigned web sites with strong indication of any understanding of the mathematics describing buoyancy.  All work is shown and organized.
Complete and correct calculations of the questions related to the assigned web sites with a clear indication of an understanding of the mathematics describing buoyancy.  All work is shown and clearly organized.

Quest 2:  Mathematical Calculations
(Maximum Cargo of the Boat)
All work is shown.  Cargo weight is within 20% of actual weight.
All work is shown.  Cargo weight is within 40% of actual weight.
All work is shown.  Cargo weight is within 60% of actual weight.
All work is shown.  Cargo weight is within 80% of actual weight.

Quest 3:  Boat Design and Construction
Boat carries within 75% of highest cargo weight in class.
Boat carries within 50% of highest cargo weight in class.
Boat carries within 25% of highest cargo weight in class.
Boat carries highest cargo weight in class.

Quest 4:  Written Report
Report demonstrates the beginning level of performance of the concepts relevant to the assignmen.
Report demonstrates development and movement toward mastery of performance of the concepts relevant to the assignment; report also includes an assessment of the successes/failures of the boat construction.
Report demonstrates the mastery of the concepts relevant to the assignment; report also includes an accurate assessment of the successes/failures of the boat construction.
Report demonstrates the highest level of mastery of the concepts relevant to the assignment; report also includes an accurate and detailed assessment of the successes/failures of the boat construction.

Quest 5:
Portfolio/
Collaboration
Collaboration is not evident in more than one of the tasks of the assignment. Collaboration is clear in at least 2 of the tasks of the assignment.  Portfolio is complete, though it lacks the organization of a group effort. Collaboration is clear in at least 3 of the tasks of the assignment.  Portfolio is an organized representation of the group process. Collaboration is clear in each task of the assignment.  Portfolio is an organized, coherent representation of the group process.