Testing Foods
Rubric
Contributed by: New York State Alternative Assessment in Science Project (NYSED)
1996 Administration
Maximum Score - 6 Points
Question 3. Description of water on paper 1 point total

Standard: The student will describe what happens to the brown paper square when water is dropped on it.

    Point Criteria:
  • 1 point for a statement about what happened to the paper when water was dropped on it.
      Sample of acceptable answers
    • the paper turned darker
    • the paper slowly soaked up the water
    • the paper got wet
    • the paper wrinkled when it dried, but it was the same color again
    • the paper didn't soak up the water
    • nothing happened to the paper, the water stayed on top
    • the water stayed on top and then slowly soaked into the paper

Question 5. Description of oil on paper 1 point total

Standard: The student will describe what happens to the brown paper square when oil is dropped on it.

    Point Criteria:
  • 1 point for a statement about what happened to the paper when oil was dropped on it.
      Sample of acceptable answers
    • the paper turned darker
    • the paper slowly soaked up the oil
    • the paper was stained from the oil
    • oil spread through the brown paper
    • the paper felt greasy
    • oil spread all over the paper

Question 8. Name foods containing oil 2 points total

Standard: The student names the foods containing oil.
    Point Criteria:
  • 1 point for each food correctly identified as containing oil.
*** The correct answer will depend upon the food being tested. Two of four samples should contain oil. The foods used for testing should be recorded on the task information sheet.

Question 9. Evidence to support food sample choices 1 point total

Standard: The student will give supporting evidence for his/her choices in question #8.
    Point Criteria:
  • 1 point for an appropriate response describing the paper squares as having an appearance similar to the test square with oil.
      Sample of acceptable responses:
    • the food sample left a greasy spot
    • the paper turned darker, just like the paper with oil
    • the paper was stained, just like the paper with oil
    • the paper felt greasy, like the paper with oil
  • No credit is given if the student just states that the food left a mark.

Question 10. Bag Samples 1 point total

Standard: The student will explain why potato chips are not sold in brown paper bags (bag type B).
    Point Criteria:
  • 1 point for a reasonable explanation for why potato chips should not be sold in brown paper bags.
      Sample of acceptable responses:
    • potato chips are sold in bag type A so you don't see grease on the bag
    • bag B would get greasy
    • bag A would not soak up/absorb the oil/grease


Highest possible score - 6 points


Student ID _______________________________ Scoring Form - Testing Foods
Male or Female (circle one)  

Circle the student's score for each question. Add the points for each question and write the total score at the bottom of the scoring form.

  Total Score _______________________________
  Total possible score - 6 points

 

 

Student ID _______________________________ Scoring Form - Testing Foods
Male or Female (circle one)  

Circle the student's score for each question. Add the points for each question and write the total score at the bottom of the scoring form.

  Total Score _______________________________
  Total possible score - 6 points

NYS Alternative Assessment in Science Project
NSF Grant #MDR-9154506
Copyright, April, 1996
The State of New York
The State Education Department
Albany, New York 12234