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Instructions

for the teacher


The purpose of this assessment is to gather more information about the thinking processes involved in the design
process. It is an additional method of assessment to support the portfolio.
The teacher may use alternate questions that relate specifically to the design without suggesting design thinking or
making links for the student.
Each description in the rubric is work equal marks. The value of each item is listed in the heading of the rubric table.
The highest possible score is 20

Suggested Result Allocation


A

18-20

14-18

10 - 14

Fail

less than 10

Student Name:
Date:

Result: /20

1. Explain your design choices.


Ask questions specific to the design. E.g. Why do you have this element of the design?
4 marks
3 marks
2 marks
0 marks
1. Discuses how every element of 1. Discuses how the main
1. Discuses how the elements of 1. Does not justify design
the design interrelates to
elements of the design
the design interrelate.
choices.
enhance the final product.
interrelate to enhance the final 2. Makes some links to the
2. Does not make any links to the
2. Justifies design choices by
product.
design challenge and the
challenge and the design.
explicitly linking design
2. Justifies design choices by
design choices.

aspects and the challenge.
making links to the design


aspects and the challenge.

2. What materials did you choose? Why?


How do these materials make your design work?
What did you use to join your materials together? Why? Why didnt you choose [other option]?
Ask questions specific to the design. E.g. Why did you choose this material?
4 marks
3 marks
2 marks
1. Carefully chooses everyday
1. Examines two - three of the
1. Examines one of the materials
products and examines all of
materials characteristics/ uses
characteristics/ uses in order to
their characteristics/ uses in
in order to enhance the design.
enhance the design.
order to enhance the design.
2. Chooses a joining material and 2. Chooses joining materials in
2. Carefully chooses joining
considers its characteristics/
order to enhance the design.
materials and examines their
uses in order to enhance the
3. Justifies the material choices by
characteristics/ uses in order to
design.
referring to one of the
enhance the design. Critiques
3. Justifies the material choices by
materials characteristics.
options to choose best material.
referring to some of the
3. Justifies the material choices by
materials characteristics.
making explicit connections
between the materials chosen
and their characteristics.

0 marks
1. Does not consider the
characteristics of the materials
in the design
2. Does not consider the
characteristics of the joining
materials in the design.
3. Do not justify the material
choices.