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Stevens Institute of Technology

 
Human Genetics and the Dominant Trait

Assessment

Each of the students' responses from the questions in the Student Directions can be used for assessment based on the following sample rubric.

Student Worksheet Questions Score (points)
A. Introduction to Human Genetics: Dominant & Recessive Traits
 2. The student should write the genetic trait they possess and if it is dominant or recessive for each of the four characteristics. One points should be assigned for each genetic trait. ____/4
 3. The answer should be clear and provide an explanation supporting their reasoning.
3 2 1
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides minimal explanation with little details.
____/3
B. Class Poll: Conduct a Brief Genetic Survey
 2. The answer should be clear and provide an explanation why the student's previous hypotheses was correct or incorrect.
3 2 1
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides minimal explanation with little details.
____/3
 3. The answer should be clear and provide an explanation why more data is required to make a more definitive conclusion.
3 2 1
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides minimal explanation with little details.
____/3
C. Increasing the Survey Population: The Human Genetics Project
 2. The percentages for the dominant and recessive characteristics for each of the surveyed traits should be correctly calculated. Two points should be assigned for each genetic trait. ____/8
 3. The answer should be clear and provide a thorough explanation why the dominant trait is not always the most frequently occurring based on the analyzed data.
6 4 2
Provides clear & organized explanation using supportive facts. Provides clear & organized explanation. Provides correct answer.
____/6
Total: ____/27

 

(NOTE: this RWLO is based on the Human Genetics: A Worldwide Search for the Dominant Trait Project)


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