ADO 7 Rubric for Critical Thinking by d87EA6


									                                   ADO 1 Rubric for Writing Clearly, Concisely and Intelligibly

          Skills & Behaviors                   Developing                                         Proficient

                               Uses parts of the recursive process in        Demonstrates writing as a recursive process
    Process                    writing, which may include pre-writing,       including pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and
                               drafting, revising, editing, and evaluating   evaluating sources when used.
                               sources when used.

                               Shows some awareness of purpose; style        Addresses purpose effectively, engages audience,
    Purpose & Audience         and tone are appropriate                      establishes credibility

                               Demonstrates functional organizational        Shows control of organization; develops and
    Organization &
                               structure; examples and details generally     supports a central idea using abundant examples,
    Development                support ideas and content                     comparisons and facts

                               Researches and writes for further             Demonstrates in writing a relationship between
    Meaning/Understanding understanding and additional knowledge             prior knowledge and new information

    Use of Sources &           Demonstrates documentation of sources         Integrates sources fluently and shows command of
    Documentation              when appropriate                              documentation conventions

                               Attempts and practices correct grammar        Employs correct grammar and mechanics with
                               and mechanics; meaning is clear               attention to word choice; sentences show variety
                                                                             and complexity

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                                ADO 2 Rubric for Speaking Clearly, Concisely and Intelligibly

    Skills & Behaviors                    Developing                                             Proficient

                         Identifies a main idea; shows some attention to
                                                                            Identifies a focused main idea, leaving no question
    Sense of Purpose     organization and structure; ideas generally flow
                                                                            as to meaning or intent; ideas flow smoothly

                         Organizes ideas; shows some awareness of
                                                                            Organizes ideas logically and effectively; supporting
    Organization &       structure and logic; attempts originality and
                                                                            material is original, logical, relevant and adds
    Development          adequate development of material
                                                                            credibility to the speech

                         Considers and presents message to intended         Articulates message clearly; presents message to
                         audience; shows some attention to word choice      intended audience through effective word choice and
                         and manners of expression appropriate for the      manners of expression appropriate for the intended
                         intended audience                                  audience

                         Expresses purpose or meaning through sound
                                                                            Uses clear, vivid, and appropriate language with
    Language             language; attempts and practices correct
                                                                            virtually no errors in grammar or mechanics
                         grammar and mechanics

                         Follows directions and performs based on
                                                                            Adjusts material according to audience verbal and
                         assignment criteria; shows awareness of
    Non-Verbal and                                                          non-verbal feedback, demonstrating ability to read
                         protocols of listening and speaking;
    Listening                                                               and send non-verbal and verbal messages while
                         demonstrates the ability to paraphrase and
                                                                            following all assignment criteria
                         answer questions.

                                                                            Delivery is appropriate, confident, and enhances the
                         Delivery is generally effective; attempts and
                                                                            message; vocal tone and delivery style are
                         practices appropriate volume, eye contact,
                                                                            consistent with the message. Facial expressions
                         vocal control and tone. Facial expressions and
                                                                            and gestures enhance meaning. Shows control of
    Delivery             gestures aid the presentation. Shows some
                                                                            manners and nervous behaviors.
                         control of manners and nervous behaviors, e.g.
                         swaying, fidgeting, “ums” and “uhs”,
                         gumchewing, etc.

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                             ADO 3 Demonstrate computational skills and mathematical reasoning

  Objectives                             Developing                                                              Proficient

Mathematical   Demonstrates a basic knowledge of the structure of the real           Demonstrates a basic knowledge of the structure of the complex
Concepts and   number system.                                                        number system.
Tools          Demonstrates computational skills using positive and negative         Demonstrates algebraic skills using polynomial, rational, radical,
               numbers, fractions, and decimals, ratio and percents.                 exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric expressions and
               Demonstrates “number sense”. This involves:  an                      equations.
               understanding of the multiple relationships among numbers,            Applies properties of numbers and laws of exponents
                recognizing the relative magnitudes of numbers,  knowledge         Displays “algebra sense” , avoiding common mathematical
               of the relative effect of operating on numbers, and  the
               development of referents for measures of common objects and           misconceptions, such as:         3 , x2  9  x  3 ,
               situations.                                                                                        x
               Demonstrates an understanding of algebra (manipulating                 x  4 2  x 2  16
               algebraic expressions, solving linear equations, applying the rules
               of exponents), geometry and measurement, data and descriptive

Language of    Uses and understands basic mathematical terminology.                  Demonstrates fluency manipulating and communicating with
Mathematics    Translates situations into mathematical symbols.                      mathematical symbols and terminology.

               Represents mathematical information symbolically, visually,           Uses symbolical, visual, numerical and verbal representations to
               numerically and/or verbally.                                          analyze information

Problem-       Expresses work in an organized manner in order to reach a             Demonstrates logical reasoning.
Solving and    conclusion.                                                           Carefully documents process used to reach conclusion.
Mathematical   Understands that the process is as important as the conclusion.       Estimates and checks mathematical results for reasonableness.
Modeling       Understands that an answer needs to be reasonable within the          Acquires and applies a broad range of mathematical skills and
               context of a situation.                                               concepts as well as technology to facilitate efforts to visualize,
               Uses mathematical methods and concepts in a variety of                interpret, and solve mathematical problems.
               situations to model and solve problems.                               Uses graphic calculator and/or computer algebra systems to
               Uses a scientific calculator to support mathematical reasoning and    support mathematical reasoning and problem solving.
               problem solving.

Connections    Understands that connections exist between mathematics and            Recognizes the connections among subareas of mathematics.
               real-world situations.                                                Understands the role of mathematics in interpreting the world.

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                                                ADO 4 Rubric for Scientific Reasoning

    Skills & Behaviors                       Developing                                              Proficient

                         Describes issues raised by science for contemporary
                                                                               Develops and defends an informed position on
    Science and
                                                                               contemporary scientific issues using multiple sources
    Society              Distinguishes between science, non-science, and
                                                                               of information.

                                                                               Integrates and applies basic scientific concepts and
    Basic Concepts                                                             principles.
                         Defines scientific terminology and explains basic
    and Fundamental      principles, concepts, and theories of the natural
                                                                               Comprehends and evaluates novel observations using
    Principles           sciences.
                                                                               the scientific epistemology.

                         Describes evidences for major competing theories in
                                                                               Designs experiments to test various hypotheses using
                         each discipline.
                                                                               the scientific method.
    Scientific Inquiry
                         Collects information and draws conclusions through
                         the use of the scientific method.

                                                                               Effectively communicates results and conclusions of
    Scientific           Correctly presents laboratory results and
                                                                               experimental laboratory data to diverse audiences
    Communication        conclusions.
                                                                               which may include non-scientists.

                         Interprets data charts, graphs, data and tables.
                                                                               Generates conceptual and mathematical models and
                                                                               uses them as predictive tools in similar systems.
    Reasoning            Correctly uses scientific measurement systems
                         including scientific units, scales and conversions.

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                               ADO 5 Rubric for understanding human behavior and social systems

          Skills & Behaviors                    Developing                                             Proficient

                                Recognizes factors that determine and             Explains the dynamic interaction of factors
    Meaning /                   govern human behavior. Acknowledges the           governing behavior and suggests feasible
    Understanding               interaction of personal and social factors.       strategies for behavior change. Clearly explains
                                                                                  human behavior in historical contexts.

                                Understands the methods of analysis and
                                                                                  Clearly demonstrates methods of behavioral
    Analysis and                interpretation used by behavioral sciences.
                                                                                  science analysis and interpretation in both writing
    Interpretation                                                                and speaking; confidently and fluently uses
                                Begins to use appropriate terms and
                                                                                  discipline-specific language to support critical

                                When prompted, the student engages in             Initiates and sustains a discussion of the meaning
    Engagement                  discussion of the relevant issues, reflecting     and implications of specific behavior patterns or
                                knowledge of behavior and systems.                systems of regulation.

                                Identifies the critical assumptions involved in   Articulates a personal response and critical
    Evaluation of
                                behavioral science research and the               approach to research findings, connecting new
    Methodology                 limitations of each research method.              discoveries with existing knowledge and theory.

                                Identifies and understands at least two           Understands the dynamic interaction of social
                                social systems designed to regulate human         systems. Suggests modifications to improve both
    Systems Thinking            behavior and the limitations of each.             their effectiveness and interfaces and the human
                                                                                  condition and experience.

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                   ADO 6 Rubric for understanding and appreciating aesthetic experience and artistic creativity

          Skills & Behaviors                    Developing                                         Proficient

                          Develops a visual, musical, or literary
                                                                              Explains the historical, cultural, and social contexts
                          understanding and vocabulary, capable of
    Meaning/Understanding                                                     of works in the fine arts (art, music, and theater)
                          identifying and knowing works of art,
                                                                              and/or works in the humanities (literature)
                          acquiring a knowledge of basic historic data

                                Understands the methods of analysis and       Applies methods of analysis and interpretation via
    Analysis and                interpretation of works of art. Uses          writing, speaking, or performance. Confidently and
    Interpretation              discipline-specific language to support       fluently uses discipline-specific language to support
                                critical reflection                           critical reflection

                                Engages in prompted discussions of the
                                                                              Initiates and sustains a discussion of the creative
                                creative contexts within which an artist
    Engagement                                                                contexts within which an artist works and the artist’s
                                works and the artist’s resulting creative
                                                                              resulting creative choices

                                Identifies the aesthetic standards used to
                                                                              Articulates a personal critique of an artist’s work,
    Evaluation                  make critical judgments in various artistic
                                                                              based upon aesthetic standards

                                Approaches a work of creative expression      Approaches a work of creative expression with
                                with a combination of resistance and          openness and interest; appreciates the world of the
                                openness, disinterest and interest            creative imagination as a form of knowledge
                                expressed in formal discussion or writing     expressed in formal discussion or writing

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                                                   ADO 7 Rubric for Critical Thinking

    Skills & Behaviors                        Developing                                           Proficient

                         Demonstrates interest in learning                   Initiates investigation and exploration of knowledge
                         Recognizes need for questions                       Poses challenging questions

                                                                             Understands and appreciates impact of emotion
    Understanding &
                         Identifies impact of human emotion on thought
    Using Emotion                                                            Manages and uses emotion effectively

                                                                             Distinguishes between appropriate and inappropriate
                                                                             evidence and evaluates evidence
                         Distinguishes between fact, opinion and inference
                                                                             Seeks to minimize bias
    Evidence &           Questions “expert” evidence
    Assumptions                                                              Differentiates between correlation and cause
                         Identifies the nature of bias
                                                                             Discerns hidden values
    Understands          Recognizes how context impacts conclusions          Presents assertions of truth
    Implications &       Understands how conclusions change with advances    Understands multiple factors affecting assumptions
    Consequences         in knowledge                                        and conclusions

                                                                             Articulates and defends conclusions
                         Incorporates new knowledge with old
                                                                             Uses expanded vocabulary
                         Converts complex concepts into useful personal
    Problem Solving                                                          Recognizes and explains multiple perspectives
                                                                             Demonstrates creativity
                         Solves new problems in new contexts
                                                                             Proposes new concepts

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                                       ADO 8 Rubric for Personal and Ethical Responsibility

    Skills & Behaviors                       Developing                                               Proficient
                         Recognizes the importance of having a personal
                                                                               Articulates a personal system of ethics
                         ethics system
                                                                               Sets goals and establishes a plan for personal
    Personal             Acknowledges responsibility for personal health and
    Responsibilities     well-being
                                                                               Understands that human behavior has consequences
                         Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses
                                                                               for the welfare of others

                                                                               Adheres to institutional honesty policies
                         Adheres to institutional honesty policies
                                                                               Shows command over tendencies toward self-interest
    Community            Understands the importance of community
    Responsibilities     involvement
                                                                               Participates in activities that benefit others

                                                                               Respects the rights of others

                                                                               Develops independent stance on ethical problems
                         Identifies ethical dilemmas
    Problem Solving                                                            Proposes and assesses solutions for ethical dilemmas
                         Explores underlying rationale for ethical decisions
                                                                               Identifies the global implications of ethical issues

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                                               ADO 9 Rubric for Working in Small Groups

    Skills & Behaviors                      Developing                                              Proficient

                         Tasks and member roles are defined informally, and   There is a clear definition of member roles and tasks to
    Participating        most but not all members understand them. Most       be accomplished. All members take an active role.
                         members contribute.                                  Task are defined by the group and assigned to all

    Making Collective    Decision-making procedures are established           Reaches consensus for decisions and solutions.
    Decisions            informally.

                         There is a general atmosphere of respect for team    Every team member is treated with respect. All
    Supporting Team      members, but some members may not be heard as        members listen to all ideas. The work of each person
    Members              much as others.                                      is acknowledged. Members seek assistance from
                                                                              each other and ask questions.

                         Recognizes conflict and generally seeks teacher      Conflicts are consistently resolved through open
    Managing Conflict    intervention.                                        discussion and compromise by students.

                         Evaluation of group contributions occurs more        Group members assess and evaluate self, individual,
    Evaluating           informally and primarily by instructor.              and group contributions.

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                                                     ADO 10 Rubric for diversity

          Skills & Behaviors                    Developing                                               Proficient

    Knowledge of and           Lists groups with which one identifies
                                                                                  Articulates and evaluates the contributions of
    regard for groups with     (gender, race, creed, ethnicity, class, sexual
                                                                                  individuals from groups with which one identifies
    which one identifies       orientation, age, ability)

    Knowledge of and           Articulates similarities to and differences from   Articulates and evaluates the contributions of
    regard for individuals     individuals from groups other than one’s own       individuals from groups other than one’s own
    from groups other than
    one’s own                  Defines stereotypes                                Recognizes and evaluates stereotypes

                                                                                  Identifies examples of ethnocentrism, oppression and
                               Defines ethnocentrism, oppression and
                                                                                  dominant group privilege
                               dominant group privilege
                                                                                  Challenges barriers to understanding and appreciating
    Understanding of and       Identifies barriers to understanding and
                                                                                  diversity, or demonstrates behaviors that promote and
    regard for diversity       appreciating diversity, and behaviors that
                                                                                  defend diversity
                               promote and defend diversity
                                                                                  Articulates benefits of interacting with individuals from
                               Identifies multiple dimensions of diversity
                                                                                  groups other than one’s own

                                                                                  Initiates interactions with individuals from groups other
    Interaction with           Learns from and about individuals from             than one’s own
    individuals from groups    groups other than one’s own through social
    other than one’s own       interactions                                       Relates personal experiences that have led to
                                                                                  embracing diversity

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