Rubric for Action Research Project



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90–100)

3

B-level qualities
(80–89)

2

C-level qualities
(70–79)

1 or 0

D- or F-level qualities
(60–69 or below 60)



Score

Reflection Complete in all respects; reflection is written in first person and contains required information Complete reflection in most respects Reflection lacking in some respects Reflection lacking in most respects with incomplete entries  
Literature review Relates literature review clearly to the focus of study and exhibits seamless synthesis with logical transitions Relates literature review to focus of study and exhibits synthesis with logical transitions Relates literature review loosely to study and exhibits some synthesis and transitions Relates literature review minimally to study and lacks synthesis and transitions  
Purpose Contains well articulated purpose with clearly stated primary and secondary questions Contains purpose and primary and secondary questions Contains unclear purpose and minimal articulation of primary and secondary questions Does not contains a purpose statement  
Setting/
Participants
Describes setting and participants in engaging detail Describes setting and participants Describes setting and participants in minimal detail Does not describe setting or participants  
Intervention Documents intervention using detailed description Documents intervention using some description Documents intervention with little description Does not document intervention  
Data Collection Evidences multiple forms of data collection with clear explanation in appendix Evidences several forms of data collection with explanation in appendix Evidences data collection with some explanation in appendix Does not evidence data collection or explanation in appendix  
Validity Explains methods to increase validity in detail Explains methods to increase validity Explains methods with limited detail Does not explain methods to increase validity  
Results of study Provides results from multiple and appropriate forms of data Provides results from data Provides minimal results from some data Does not provide evidence of results from data  
Conclusions Describes conclusions clearly with elaboration on future plans Describes conclusions with some elaboration on future plans Describes conclusions minimally with no future plans explained Does not describe conclusions  
General—APA use Uses APA accurately and consistently Uses APA with minor violations Uses APA inconsistently Does not use APA  

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Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1-0 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0–100 scale: 37–40 = A (93–100); 36 = A– (90–92); 34–35 = B+ (88–89); 28–33 = B (83–87); 26–27 = B– (80–82); 24–25 = C+ (78–79); 18–23 = C (73–77); 16–17 = C– (70–72); 8–15 = D (60–69); 0–7 = F (below 60).