STEM Rubric

Download our free STEM Rubric to help track your students' growth.

The qualitative criteria we recommend using to track growth are:

Application of Knowledge

  • Makes connections and transfers learning to other subjects and situations
  • Understands, applies, transfers abstract concepts
  • Applies problem-solving strategies
  • Demonstrates developed reasoning and critical thinking

Creative Thinking

  • Sees the familiar in different ways
  • Innovates original ideas
  • Is highly curious


  • Contributes to class discussions
  • Cooperates with group members and contributes fairly
  • Provides constructive feedback to classmates
  • Expresses ideas clearly to others


  • Demonstrates persistence 
  • Demonstrates self-reflection
  • Strives to make improvements to work
  • Exhibits focus on tasks
  • Explores, researches, questions ideas independently
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Ongoing Student OBservations

Download our free Ongoing Student Observation log to help keep track of student work and growth.