





All points are plotted correctly and are easy to see. A ruler is used to neatly connect the points or make the bars, if not using a computerized graphing program.

All points are plotted correctly and are easy to see.

All points are plotted correctly.

Points are not plotted correctly OR extra points were included.


Graph fits the data well and makes it easy to interpret.

Graph is adequate and does not distort the data, but interpretation of the data is somewhat difficult.

Graph distorts the data somewhat and interpretation of the data is somewhat difficult.

Graph seriously distorts the data making interpretation almost impossible.


Exceptionally well designed, neat, and attractive. Colors that go well together are used to make the graph more readable. A ruler and graph paper (or graphing computer program) are used.

Neat and relatively attractive. A ruler and graph paper (or graphing computer program) are used to make the graph more readable.

Lines are neatly drawn but the graph appears quite plain.

Appears messy and "thrown together" in a hurry. Lines are visibly crooked.


Results are in a neat and organized table. Results are represented as a fraction, decimal and a percent.

The results are in a table, and tell the fraction, decimal and percent of the data.

A fraction, decimal and percent are given for the data.

No fraction, decimal or percent is given to represent the results.


The X axis has a clear, neat label that describes the units used for the independent variable (e.g, days, months, participants' names).

The X axis has a clear label that describes the units used for the independent variable.

The X axis has a label.

The X axis is not labeled.


The Y axis has a clear, neat label that describes the units and the dependent variable (e.g, % of dogfood eaten; degree of satisfaction).

The Y axis has a clear label that describes the units and the dependent variable (e.g, % of dogfood eaten; degree of satisfaction).

The Y axis has a label.

The Y axis is not labeled.


States the original hypothesis and clearly describes the research process.

States the hypothesis, and reflects on the research process.

Reflects briefly on the research process.

Reflection is not clear, does not adequately describe the research process.
