An introduction to the Assessment Rubric for Physics Inquiry

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk or presentation at a conference


Assessment and feedback are essential in learning to engage in physics inquiry. However, assessment regularly focusses only on the quality of the presentation of the results rather than the adequacy of the decisions made during the investigation and students’ ability to justify these. To acknowledge both aspects of inquiry, we developed and validated the Assessment Rubrics for Physics Inquiry using so-called Understandings of Evidence: insights and views that an experimental researcher relies on in constructing and evaluating scientific evidence. In the presentation we elaborate on the construction, validation and implementation of the rubric.
Period5 Jul 2022
Event titleGIREP conference: Effective Learning in Physics from Contemporary Physics to Remote Settings
Event typeConference
LocationLjublijana, SloveniaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Assessment
  • Scientific inquiry
  • physics education