Answering Essay and Short Answer Questions

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					Answering Essay and Short Answer Questions
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                                                                                                                     Question was not
                Student demonstrates     Student demonstrates     Student does not         Student was not able
 Knowledge/     a full understanding     some understanding       demonstrate an           to answer the
                                                                                                                     attempted or was not
                                                                                                                     answered correctly.
Understanding   of the question giving   of what the question     understanding of the     question in an
                relevant facts to        is asking, giving        question, but still      acceptable manner.
                support his/her          some facts to support    tries to answer it
                answer.                  his/her answer.          using information
                                                                  learned in class.
                                                                                                                     Question was not
                Details are placed in    Evidence of logical      Some organization is     Questions attempted,
Organization    a logical and/or         and/or sequential        evident, but the piece   but there was no
                                                                                                                     attempted or was not
                                                                                                                     answered correctly.
                sequential order. The    order, but there are     does not flow well.      logical progression of
                information flows.       breaks in the flow                                ideas.

                Several facts and        Almost all facts and     Some facts and           Either no facts are
    Text        details have been        details are reported     details are reported     reported, or all facts    Question was not
  (Support)     reported accurately.     accurately. Most         accurately. Some         and details reported      attempted or
                Evidence from the        evidence from the        evidence from the        are inaccurate. The       supporting evidence
                text is relevant and     text is relevant and     text is used and is      answer has no             from the text was not
                supports answer..        supports the answer.     relevant to the topic.   relevance to the topic.   used..
                Two or more quotes       One quote is used as     An attempt is made at    Little to no evidence
                are used as support.     support.                 incorporating a quote,   from the text is used..
                                                                  but the quote does not   No quotes are used.
                                                                  support the topic
                                                                                                                     Question was not
                The main idea stands     There is clearly a       There is a main idea,    There is no clear
   Answer       out and is clearly       main idea, and most      but there is little      introduction of the
                                                                                                                     attempted or was not
                                                                                                                     answered correctly.
                introduced. All parts    of the information is    information pertinent    main topic or idea
                                                                                                                     Answer was left
                of the question have     relevant to the topic.   to the topic at hand.    being discussed. The
                been answered.           Most parts of the        Some part(s) of the      answer is totally off
                                         question have been       question has been        topic or has not been
                                         answered.                answered.                answered at all.
                                                                                                                     No connections to the
                At least two             Two connections          One connection was       One connection was
 Connection     connections to the       were given to justify    given to justify         given. Not clear
                                                                                                                     text are made..
                text were given to       response. May or not     response. Detail may     and/or appropriate.
                justify response.        be clear and/or          be clear and/or          May not have
                Details are clear and    appropriate.             appropriate.             supported answer.

                                                                                                                     No attempt was made
                All information given    Most of the              Some information is      An attempt was
  Accuracy      in the answer is         information given is     correct, some is         made, but the answer
                                                                                                                     to answer the
                accurate.                accurate. Inaccuracies   incorrect.               provided is wrong.
                                         are minor.

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