A Look at Scoring MSA Science. Ann Hermann [email protected] Paul Katula [email protected] MAG Conference 2007 November 14, 15, 16 2007. Meeting Objectives. To discuss the Scoring process for MSA To review the MSA science rubric
There is evidence in this response that the student has minimal understanding of the question or problem.
The supporting scientific evidence is minimal.
The response provides little or no synthesis of information, such as data, cause-effect relationships, or other collected evidence.
The accurate use of scientific terminology may not be present in the response.
An application, if attempted, is minimal.*
* On the Maryland School Assessment, the application of a concept to a practical problem or real-world situation will be scored when it is required in the response and requested in the item stem.
*On the Maryland School Assessment, the application of a concept to a practical problem or real-world situation will be scored when it is required in the response and requested in the item stem.
Sample test items with student responses and scores problem or real-world situation reveals a complete understanding of the scientific principles.*
Drink mix: powder, colored and solid
sugar: white and solid
mix: has dissolved into water making water difrent taste
The animals that compete for the same food source are that the snake and the badger compete for rodents and lizards.
The raptor eats everything. The plants and animals compete for food because that is how they grow, get their nutrients and reproduce.
On Earth, all living things, wether plants or animals, need water to survive. This is especially important in the desert where water is scarce. The raptor can obtain the rsources it wants easier than any other animal in its environment because it is not the prey of any animal. The other animals must also compete with each other to obtain food. Badgers, snakes, and raptors, for example, all eat rodents, but because the raptor is at the top of its food chain, it is most likely to ge that rodent.
Animals in this ecosystem compete for resources. First of all, the plants and animals all have to compete for water, without water, organisms cannot survive. Second, animals of different species must compete foor food. The snake, badger, and the raptor all must compete to eat the rodent and the rat. The raptor and the badger must compete to eat the snake. There is also competition between animals of the same species. For example, all of the raptors must compete against each other for the rodents, snakes, and lizards. In every ecosystem, each animal must compete to survive.
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With Student Responses
THE ELEMENTS OF OIL ARE HYDROGEN, OXYGEN, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST CARBON
HYDROGEN HAS NO COLOR
OXYGEN HAS NO COLOR
CARBON HAS BLACK GRAY OR CLEAR (DEPENDING ON FORM)
Oil is a compound. It is a liquid at room temperature and its color varies from yellow to black. When it reacts with oxygen, it produces energy, water, carbon dioxide and/or carbon monoxide.
Hydrogen and oxygen are gases and have no color. When hydrogen reacts with oxygen, it produces energy and water. Carbon is a solid and its color varies from gray to black. When it reacts with oxygen, it produces carbon dioxide and/or carbon monoxide.
The motion of the molecules in oil is slower than hydrogen because oil is a liquid and is faster than carbon because carbon is a solid.