# Instructor Directions for the Rubric for Assessment of the Argumentation Essay 1 You will use the Rubric for the Assessment of the Argumentation Essay see attache

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```					                    Instructor Directions for the
Rubric for Assessment of the Argumentation Essay
1. You will use the Rubric for the Assessment of the Argumentation Essay (see attached rubric) to grade
your essays and report the scores for at least ONE of your English 101 sections.

2. As you grade each essay, have the Scoring Sheet for the Assessment of the Argumentative Essay (see
attached) nearby and keep track of each category score the paper receives by using a check or tally
mark. For example: John Doe’s paper gets an 8 in Introduction (so put a  in the box in the 9/8 column
on the Introduction row); it gets a 10 in Main Points (so put a  in the 10 column in the box on the Main
Points row); it gets a 7 in Organization (so put a  in the box under the 7/6 column on the Organization
row); and it gets a 8 in Mechanics (so put a  in the box in the 9/8 column on the Mechanics line). See
the example below. [Please note that the Scoring Sheet you will be using is two pages – this is simply
an example.]

Scoring Sheet for the Assessment of the Argumentative Essay
10         9         8       7         6       5        0                          Total
Students
INTRODUCTION                                                                                              1

MAIN POINTS                                                                                                1

ORGANIZATION                                                                                               1

MECHANICS                                                                                                  1

Total Number in
Each Column             1                 2                      1                      0

This is how the sheet will look after you score just one student’s paper. Using the same sheet, add the
other students’ check or tally marks. See below for an example of the Scoring Sheet with an entire
class’s tallies and totals.

Scoring Sheet for the Assessment of the Argumentative Essay
10         9         8       7         6       5        0                          Total
Students
INTRODUCTION                                                                            18
6                     8                      4
MAIN POINTS                                                                              18
4                     6                      4                     4
ORGANIZATION                                                                             18
3                     4                      6                     5
MECHANICS                                                                                18
4                     5                      7                     2
Total Number in
Each Column             17                23                    21                     11

Note that the totals in the Total Students column are always the same. Also, note that the totals in the
Total Number in Each Column row are not the same. This is because not all students will receive a 10
or a 5 for their efforts. Instructors must include the number totals in each area as seen above. If
you choose to assess more than one section, please use a separate Scoring Sheet for the Assessment
of the Argumentative Essay for each section.

3. Please be sure to fill out Section Summary Sheet with number totals. This will be crucial to assessing
strong and weak competencies.

4. Please also fill out the Rubric Evaluation Form. This will help us to revise these documents and make
them more user friendly.

5. Submit the Scoring Sheet for the Assessment of the Argumentative Essay, Section Summary Sheet,
and Rubric Evaluation Form to Dawn as soon as you have them completed. Please paper-clip; do not
staple.

If you do require documentation, then take the student’s final score and multiply by 2 to obtain the
percentage grade (the highest number of points a student can achieve is 50).

If you do not require documentation, then the highest number of points a student can achieve is 45. To
calculate your students’ percentages, use the Percentage Table for Undocumented Essays attached.

If you do not require a documented essay, do not score the WORKS CITED section. If you do not require
a refutation paragraph, ignore all references to refutation in the MAIN POINTS section and award a score
for that area based on all other descriptors.

Thank you.

The Assessment Committee

Casey Furlong
Emily Gwinn
Kim Ferrell
SECTION SUMMARY SHEET

Number of         Number of A’s     Number of B’s     Number of C’s     Number of D’s     Number of F’s
Students Tested

Number of         Number of         Number of         Number of         Number of         Number of
students with a   students with a   students with a   students with a   students with a   students with a
score of 5/0 in   score of 2/0 in   score of 5/0 in   score of 5/0 in   score of 2/0 in   score of 5/0 in
Introduction      Conclusion        Main Points       Organization      Works Cited       Mechanics

Lowest Score Areas

Number of         Number of         Number of         Number of         Number of         Number of
students with a   students with a   students with a   students with a   students with a   students with a
score of 10 in    score of 5 in     score of 10 in    score of 10 in    score of 5 in     score of 10 in
Introduction      Conclusion        Main Points       Organization      Works Cited       Mechanics

Highest Score Areas

Instructor’s NAME ____________________________________________________
PERCENTAGE TABLE for UNDOCUMENTED ESSAYS

Rubric Score   Percentage
45           100
44            98
43            95
42            93
41            91
40            88
39            86
38            84
37            82
36            80
35            77
34            75
33            73
32            71
31            68
30            66
29            64
28            62
27            60

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