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 attache Powered By Docstoc
					                    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.

ADDITIONAL DIRECTIONS
   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