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Table 1 Example of Mueller’s concept map scoring rubric rationale

From: Design and development of semi-automatic concept map authoring support tool

Score Rationale
Legible—easy to read and free of spelling errors
2 (No) Spelling errors less than 30%
Accurate—concepts used accurately
4 (A few inaccuracies) Less than 20% of inaccuracies
Complete—sufficient number of relevant concepts and relationships
0 (Limited use of concepts/ relationships) The concepts cover less than 20% of relevant idea, regardless its relationship correctness.
Sophisticated—finding meaningful connections between relevant concepts
7 (Some meaningful connections made) More than 10 correct and relevant relationships identified, nicely arranged elements, easy to understand propositions, almost cover all of important ideas from the text.