Science in the Media
Session 3: Article Grading Rubric

Directions

Here are some guidelines on how your article will be graded. Include all elements to get a good grade. Also, be sure to follow your teacher’s instructions.

Article Title:____________________________________

Scoring Criteria 5
Excellent
4
Good
3
Needs Improvement
2
Needs Much Improvement
1
No Information
Clearly understands the new discovery and completely conveys it to the audience          
All vocabulary are appropriate to the audience and new terms are well defined          
No grammar or presentation errors – piece is ready to be published          
Images are included as appropriate and enhance the audience understanding of the new discovery          
Scale:

Score Grade Title
17-20 A Columnist
12-16 B Beat Writer
10-12 C Local Newspaper Writer
7-9 D High School Editor
4-6 F Job Applicant

Total = ___________
Title = ________________________





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