This product goes along with my other TpT product: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/NGSS-MS-LS-2-2-Standard-Breakdown-Rubric-2875762
This is a Standards Based Assessment that includes a comprehensive scoring rubric.
***IN ADDITION*** I have included a COMPLETE answer key!!!
The assessment requires students to analyze data about a limiting factor's impact on a given population. They identify the limiting factor and must determine the relationship between the population and the limiting factor. It includes an "Advanced" option that requires students to answer a question about carrying capacity.
This assessment is very clear and user friendly. No more questioning what grade students earn because the rubric is very straight-forward with no gray area or wiggle room. In order to differentiate, students can be scored using a sliding rubric scale. Even easier with the answer key!
My students have done very well with this assessment model and it incorporates math concepts as students must also create a data table, based on the graph.
This acts as a final Summative Assessment for the Next Generation Science Standard- Life Science 2-1 for middle school students