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Scoring Guide for
Spring 2008

   OBJECTIVE: Learn what it takes to have a good
   Today, you will learn the characteristics of a good
   We will use the July ’06 Test for reference. Get out
all the packets you have.
of the questions on the test.
   We will score and evaluate sample short answers.
   You will take a quiz over Short Answers Next
Week!

   There are around 50 multiple choice questions on
the test.
   There is no partial credit on mult. Choice.
   You do get partial credit on short answers…but
you have to put forth the effort.
   Zero effort gets zero points
   Today, we will talk strategy to make sure you get
these points.
Scoring…

   Scores from 0 to 3
   0 is Insufficient
   1 is Partially Sufficient
   2 is Sufficient
   3 is Exemplary

   Everyone can score a 2!
Three Parts to a good short answer:

   In short answers, you are looking for three important parts. If it has all
3, it is a score 2!
   P= PROOF: quote (text) from the story. You’ve got to have text
evidence to be a success!

the question. It helps if it comes from the quote!

   C = CONNECTION: The opinion and proof connect with similar
words or ideas. Connecting your ideas is what will get you a 2!

   When we score short answers, look for these three parts in each one.

analyze the question. Find a quote first and use it
Restate the question and include YOUR opinion!
P = prove it: Provide textual evidence that proves your
words. use lead-ins! (EX: He said…)
(TEXT = ANY words from the story)
YOU MUST MAKE SURE ALL 3 PARTS CONNECT
What does “Sufficient” Mean?

   From Dictionary.com:

   In other words, Good enough!

   Now we’ll take a look at how short answers
are scored. I’d like you to fill in the
characteristics of each score IN BOLD on
A Score 0…

   Write these criteria on your rubric for 0:

   Does not answer the question
   Is too vague or general (no opinion)
   No textual evidence (no proof)
A Score 1…

   Write these criteria on your rubric for 1:

   Answers the question with no evidence
(opinion but no proof)
   Provides text with no answer (proof but
no opinion)
   Text evidence is not connected to answer
(no connection)
A Score 2…

   Write these criteria on your rubric for 2:

   Provides a reasonable answer with
connecting text evidence. (Opinion and
Proof)
   Text evidence supports and develops
   Response is clear and specific.
A Sample 2…

This short answer is good because it has the three important parts:
Proof and opinion. These two parts connect with similar words.
A Sample 2…
Why no score 3s?

   Last year the state gave a score 3 to 0% of
   Think of all the students in the state, and how
   They are extremely rare, and arbitrary, and
so it’s better to focus on the necessities for
getting a score 2: Proof, Opinion,
Connection!
The Crossover…

   Include a quote from both stories.
   Strategy: Find something the stories have in
common. Find two quotes that connect and then
TAPP.
   Highlight possible quotes while you read the stories.
   Make sure you explain how both quotes prove your
A Sample 2 crossover…

This short answer is good because has an opinion, it makes a solid
connection between the two stories and proves it good, connecting text.
(opinion + proof + connection)
Scoring Guide
   USE THE RUBRIC YOU JUST MADE TO SCORE THESE
   Put your score and reasons on the left and the actual score and
reasons on the right.
   For example:
My score: 2                             Actual Score: 1
Proof: Has proof that supports answer   Proof: not the best for this answer
Opinion: Has a good opinion             Opinion: good and specific.
Connection: explains answer             Connection: not strong enough!

This will help for when you score your own short answers later.
This will count for a grade!
Sample Set A:
   Turn in Progress Reports.
   Get out your short answer packet, stories, and questions. Continue scoring
the first four short answers as we were yesterday.
   Question #1: Explain how the narrator’s actions reveal her feelings for her
father in “In Search of Eels.” Support your answer with evidence. Use the

My score: 2                              Actual Score: 1
Proof: Has proof that supports answer    Proof: not the best for this answer
Opinion: Has a good opinion              Opinion: good and specific.
Connection: explains answer              Connection: not strong enough!

   Grade the 4 answers in the packet now. We’ll discuss them and a strategy for
writing the first short answer when you’re done. You have 5 minutes before
we discuss.
Sample A1 (Score 2)

   Proof: quote: “Now—forward, march!”
   Opinion: Good! “feelings reveal true love…”
   Has connection in ideas. Explains what the
narrator did that shows her love.
Sample A2 (Score 2)

   Proof: two examples that show narrator’s
actions.
   Connection: it’s here in the explanation of the
quotes “Shows her love by...”
Sample A3 (Score 1)

   Proof: Here, but...
   Opinion: This doesn’t match the quote!
   Connection: With the wrong answer, you can’t have
a connection.

Note: Find a quote that answers the question first!
Sample A4 (Score 0)

   Proof: Here, but...
   Opinion: There is no opinion!
   Connection: Need an opinion to connect to!

   NOTE: Make sure you have an OPINION to
Sample Set B:
scoring the first four short answers as we were yesterday.
   Question #2: Do you think Nancy Mairs in “Living an Adventurous Life
the selection.

My score: 2                             Actual Score: 1
Proof: Has proof that supports answer   Proof: not the best for this answer
Opinion: Has a good opinion             Opinion: good and specific.
Connection: explains answer             Connection: not strong enough!

   Grade the 4 answers in the packet now. We’ll discuss them and a
strategy for writing the second short answer when you’re done. You
have 10 minutes before we discuss.
Sample B1 (Score 1)

   Proof: Found a quote, but…
   Opinion: not enough opinion here.
   Connection: No strong opinion to connect to!

   Note: You have to say because for an
Sample B2 (Score 2)

   Proof: Shows how it’s hard for her to move
   Opinion: Definitely here: “hard for her to
move.”
   Connection: With similar ideas, not
necessarily words.

Sample B7 (Score 0)

   Proof: here, and a good quote! But…
   Opinion: not true for the story!
   Connection: No connection at all: these two
parts don’t match up.

Note: Make sure you read the story right!
Sample B8 (Score 2)

   Proof: Shows her determination and
disability.
   Opinion: Good! Comes straight out of these
quotes: “she’s determined because she won’t
let her disability override her”
   Connection: here in words and ideas.
Sample Set C:
   Get out your short answer packet, stories, and questions. Today we
Continue scoring the short answers as we did before.
   Question #3: What is one similarity between the narrators in “In
Search of Eels” and “Living an Adventurous Life?” Support your
answer with evidence from BOTH selections.

My score: 2                             Actual Score: 1
Proof: Has proof that supports answer   Proof: not the best for this answer
Opinion: Has a good opinion             Opinion: good and specific.
Connection: explains answer             Connection: not strong enough!

   Grade the 3 answers in the packet now. We’ll discuss them and a
strategy for writing the third short answer when you’re done. You have
7 minutes before we discuss.
Homework Assignments:

   Based on your answers to the TAKS questionnaire, I will assign
homework to your for every Friday up until the test.
   This is to focus in on the areas where you feel you need the
most improvement and get extra practice in the area you need
help.
   Put your name in the book and write down your assignment.
   Use your class time and extra time you have to complete the
assignment.
   This will count for a grade!
   Your first assignment is due Friday, Feb. 15!
Sample C4 (Score 2)

   Proof: quotes from both stories.
   Opinion: good “Both love an adventure.”
   Connection: strong; both quotes show how
the characters adventure, though in different
ways.
Sample C5 (Score 0)

   Proof: none
   Opinion: present but wrong for the stories!
   Connection: No quote to connect to.

   Make sure you find your quotes first!
Sample C6 (Score 1)

   Proof: two good quotes from the stories
   Opinion: two points: focus on one only.
   Connection: shows positive ending but not
difficulties!

Note: Focus on just one idea to prove!
Things to avoid from these examples…

   Find proof that supports an opinion! Then you
can pull your opinion out of that quote.
something to prove.
   Make sure you include all parts of a question.
Have a reason for your opinion. Say “because…”
strong connection between your quote and your
   Focus on just one idea to prove. Every idea you’ve
got you have to have proof for.
Strategy for Questions 1 & 2:
   Read the question first! Make sure you understand what the
do two things.
   Start by finding a quote. Track one down that provides an
answer to the question. Then, use words in that quote in your
   Ex: The narrator feels ______ for her father because she
______. Use similar words/ideas as your quote!
   Ex: “Nancy Mairs is (or isn’t) adventurous because ________.”
   Now put in the quote. Make sure your proof and opinion
connect with similar words and ideas!
Let’s look at that sample again…

Proof:
Opinion:
Connection:
Strategy for Question 3 (Crossover):

   Read the question first! Make sure you understand what the
find a similarity between the two narrators.
   Find a connection between the two stories. You’ve got to
find something the narrators have in common.
   Start by finding two quotes. See if you can find quotes in the
stories that discuss similar things. Then try to figure out what
the two narrators have in common.
in common and then your evidence.
   Ex: “One similarity the narrators have is ________________.
   Put in your proof from both stories!
   Make sure your proof and opinion connect!
Let’s look at that sample again…

Proof:
Opinion:
Connection:
Summary Analysis Section

   For your Summary/ Analysis section, write
the most important thing you learned about

   What’s the most important thing for you to
Then rewrite them for a higher score!

Evaluate the 3 parts: Proof, Opinion, and Connection.
My score:                          Things to improve:
Proof:
Opinion:
Connection:

   Write what you can do to improve it.
   Rewrite it with your improvements.
   Turn in both drafts, your notes, and the quiz by the end of class.
   When you finish, work on your assignment for Friday.
Homework Assignments:

   Based on your answers to the TAKS questionnaire, I will assign
homework to your for every Friday up until the test.
   This is to focus in on the areas where you feel you need the
most improvement and get extra practice in the area you need
help.
   Put your name in the book and write down your assignment.
   Use your class time and extra time you have to complete the
assignment.
   This will count for a grade!
   Your first assignment is due Friday, Feb. 15!
State Writing Test:

   You did them for your other classes, now it’s time for English.
   This is required by the state. It is to test your writing skills in the
first draft. You may use a dictionary.
   You will need to write A Full Page for each. This Will Count
   When you are done, work on your essay or homework
assignment for Friday.
   Prompt 1: Write about what you would do to improve school for
the better.
   Prompt 2: Write about a time in your past you learned
something new.

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