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					Content Area Writing Rubrics

        Kevin Raczynski
     The Georgia Center for
      Assessment at UGA
                                  Scoring IDEAS
Score Point 5 (Full Development)
•   The writer addresses all aspects of the prompt.
•   The details in the body paragraphs are consistently relevant and accurate; inaccuracies are rare.
•   The majority of the details and elaboration in the body paragraphs are specific.

Score Point 4 (Consistent Development)
•   The writer addresses all aspects of the prompt.
•   The details in the body paragraphs are consistently relevant and accurate; inaccuracies are rare.
•   The details and elaboration in the body paragraphs consist of a mix of major details and specifics.

Score Point 3 (Sufficient Development)
•   The writer addresses most aspects of the prompt. Some aspects may be better developed than others.
•   The details in the body paragraphs are mostly relevant and accurate; there may be some inaccuracies.
•   Most of the details in the body paragraphs are major details (relevant but general). There are few
    specific details in the response.

Score Point 2 (Minimal Development or the paper is brief—less than 3/4 of a page)
•   The writer addresses some aspects of the prompt.
•   The body paragraphs are developed with few relevant, accurate details (e.g. 1-2 brief details per body
    paragraph).

Score Point 1 (Lacks Development or the paper is very brief—less than 1/2 a page)
•   The writer addresses few, if any, aspects of the prompt.
•   Most of the details in the paper are irrelevant or inaccurate.
                                            Scoring ORGANIZATION
Score Point 5 (Fully Organized)
•   The introduction is clear and engaging.
•   The writer groups related ideas into body paragraphs.
•   The ideas within paragraphs are sequenced logically.
•   The writer uses a variety of transitions to link all parts of the paper.
•   The conclusion is clear and lacks repetition.

Score Point 4 (Consistently Organized)
•   The introduction is clear and engaging.
•   The writer groups related ideas into body paragraphs.
•   The ideas within paragraphs are sequenced logically.
•   The writer uses transitions to link parts of the paper.
•   The conclusion is clear and lacks repetition.

Score Point 3 (Sufficiently Organized)
•   The introduction is clear.
•   The writer groups related ideas into body paragraphs.
•   Some ideas within paragraphs are sequenced.
•   The writer uses transitions to link some parts of the paper.
•   The conclusion is clear.

Score Point 2 (Minimally Organized or the response is brief—less than 3/4 of a page)
•   The introduction is brief, unclear, or lacking.
•   Related ideas are inconsistently grouped.
•   Few ideas within paragraphs are sequenced.
•   The writer uses few transitions to link parts of the paper.
•   The conclusion is brief, unclear, or lacking.

Score Point 1 (Lacks Organization or the response is very brief—less than 1/2 a page)
•   The introduction is brief, unclear or lacking.
•   Related ideas are not grouped.
•   Ideas are not sequenced in a meaningful way.
•   The writer does not use transitions to link parts of the paper.
•   The conclusion is brief, unclear, or lacking.
                                    Scoring STYLE
Score Point 5 (Full Control of Style)
• The writer uses an abundance of technical vocabulary correctly, throughout the response.
• The writer varies sentences lengths and structures (i.e., simple, compound, and complex).

Score Point 4 (Consistent Control of Style)
• The writer consistently uses technical vocabulary correctly, throughout the response.
• The writer varies sentences lengths and structures (i.e., simple, compound, and complex).

Score Point 3 (Sufficient Control of Style)
• More often than not, the writer uses technical vocabulary correctly; there may be lapses
   into imprecise, vague vocabulary.
• There is some variation in sentence length and structure (i.e., simple, compound, and
   complex).

Score Point 2 (Minimal Control of Style or the response is brief—less than 3/4 of a page)
• The writer occasionally uses technical vocabulary correctly; more often than not, the word
   choice is less precise.
• There is little variation in sentence length and structure (i.e., simple, compound, and
   complex.

Score Point 1 (Lacks Control of Style or the response is very brief—less than 1/2 a page)
• The response lacks appropriate technical vocabulary.
• There is little, if any, variation in sentence length and structure.
               Scoring CONVENTIONS
Score Point 5
• Approximately 90% of the sentences and usage constructions (i.e., subject-verb
   agreement) are correct.

Score Point 4
• Approximately 80% of the sentences and usage constructions (i.e., subject-verb
   agreement) are correct.

Score Point 3
• Approximately 65% of the sentences and usage constructions (i.e., subject-verb
   agreement) are correct.

Score Point 2
• Approximately 50% of the sentences and usage constructions (i.e., subject-verb
   agreement) are correct.

Score Point 1
• The sentences and usage constructions (i.e., subject-verb agreement) are
   correct far less than 50% of the time.

				
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