Award V – Criteria Score Sheet

ASTE Award V: Implications for Research for Educational Practice

This award is designed to stimulate the writing of creative paper that interprets theory and research for practice. Papers submitted for the award should identify a persistent and recurring problem in the practice of science teacher education. The author should develop strategies to resolve the problem based upon a comprehensive synthesis of relevant research literature.


Committee member’s initials: __________ Rank order of Nominee: ________

Nominee: _____________________________________________________


Criteria Awarded Score/Possible Points

1. Problem: Describes a significant problem in science teacher education.  _________/10
2. Rationale: Presents a clear rationale, model, and/or theoretical framework to address the described problem  _________/10
3. Literature Review: Thorough literature review providing an overview of existing research and evidence related to the problem.  _________/10
4. Synthesis or methodology: Provides a complete and thorough synthesis of a body or research to develop an argument for addressing the described problem OR provides a detailed methodology and results from an original empirical study _________/10
5. Implications: Provides information that is relevant and useful for classroom teachers and/or teacher educators. Illustrates how research finding may be applied to teaching and learning.  _________/10
6. Quality of writing: Written in a clear, unambiguous, and succinct manner.  _________/10