Judging Resource: Engineering Notebook Rubric

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Notebooks that are identified as Fully Developed by event Judges will be scored and ranked using the Engineering Notebook Rubric. Roughly the top 10 or top 20% of Fully Developed notebooks, (whichever is greater) will be in consideration for the Design, Excellence and Innovate awards. They may be initially ranked according to their rubric scores, then be re-ranked according to further qualitative evaluation by Judges.

Judges should review the notebook to identify the proficiency level of the student entries for each of the Engineering Notebook Rubric criteria. There will likely not be enough time to do a page-by-page reading of every notebook. Judges should focus on the entries associated with the Rubric criteria and proficiency level to determine the scores for each Fully Developed notebook. It is recommended that at least two judges score each Fully Developed notebook. Additional judges may review the top scoring notebooks and interview those teams to support final ranking of the notebooks.