Docstoc

In-Class Essay Scoring Rubric

Document Sample
In-Class Essay Scoring Rubric Powered By Docstoc
					                                                                                         66


                                      Appendix A

                           In-Class Essay Scoring Rubric

To achieve a score in the upper half, an essay must contain all or most of the descriptors
for a specific score point
.
6        Superior
        contains a main idea stated in a thesis statement
        develops the main idea fully and logically through a series of paragraphs that
        contain topic sentences
        is focused and well organized, with a beginning, middle and end
        contains convincing examples to support ideas
        consistently uses appropriate vocabulary and diction
        contains appropriate transitions
        exhibits consistent control over verbs, verb forms and subject-verb agreement
        displays sentence variety and uses punctuation correctly
        displays command of the elements of Standard Written English but there may be
        a few errors

5      Strong
       contains a main idea stated in a thesis statement
       develops the main idea well and logically through a series of paragraphs that
       contain topic sentences
       is organized, with a beginning, middle and end, though there may be a lapse in
       focus
       contains appropriate examples to support ideas
       uses appropriate vocabulary and diction
       contains some transitions
       generally exhibits control over verbs, verb forms and subject-verb agreement
       displays some sentence variety and uses punctuation correctly
       displays control of the elements of Standard Written English, but there may be
       some errors

4      Adequate
       contains a main idea stated in a thesis statement
       develops the main idea through a series of paragraphs that contain topic
       sentences
       is generally organized, with a beginning, middle and end, though there may be
       intermittent problems with focus
       contains examples to support ideas
       generally uses appropriate vocabulary and diction
       may contain some transitions
       exhibits control over verbs, verb forms and subject-verb agreement
       generally displays control over sentence boundaries and generally uses
       punctuation correctly
                                                                                          67


       generally displays control of the elements of Standard Written English, but
       there will be errors

To achieve a score in the lower half, at least one of the descriptors must predominate.

3      Flawed / Limited
       contains a main idea but there may not be a thesis statement
       contains limited development of the main idea
       exhibits problems with organization and/or focus
       does not consistently provide examples to support ideas
       displays errors in vocabulary and word choice that affect clarity
       is generally awkward because of missing transitions or problems with transitions
       displays problems with control over verbs, verb forms, and subject-verb
       agreement
       displays intermittent control over sentence boundaries and punctuation
       displays intermittent control over the elements of Standard Written English that
       sometimes affects meaning

2      Seriously Flawed / Seriously Limited
       main idea is hard to define
       is seriously limited in development
       displays serious problems with organization and/or focus
       does not support ideas
       displays serious weaknesses in vocabulary and word choice that frequently
       interfere with meaning
       exhibits serious problems with verbs, verb forms and subject-verb agreement
       displays serious problems with sentence boundaries and punctuation
       displays serious problems with the elements of Standard Written English
       that sometimes obscure meaning

1      Fundamentally Flawed

       does not contain a main idea
       lacks development
       is disorganized or unfocused
       displays fundamental weaknesses in vocabulary and word choice that persistently
       interfere with meaning
       exhibits fundamental problems with verbs, verb forms and subject-verb
       agreement
       displays severe problems with sentence formation and punctuation
       displays severe problems with the elements of Standard Written English
       that regularly obscure meaning

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:7
posted:2/22/2012
language:English
pages:2