• Grading Rubric for the Writing Assignments                       Adaptedfrom the NY State 8th Grade Assessment

     

     

    4          4          4          4          4          4          4          4          4          4          4          4          4          4

    • Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization
      • 7/8 includes an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond the restatement of the theme
      • 5/6 includes an introduction and conclusion
    • Supports themes with relevant facts, examples, and details
    • Thoroughly develops all aspects of the task
    • Is both descriptive and analytical
    • Limited spelling and grammar errors – does not affect readability
    • Incorporates relevant outside information*
    • Incorporates relevant information from ___ documents*

    3          3          3          3          3          3          3          3          3          3          3          3          3          3

    • Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization
      • 7/8 includes an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond the restatement of the theme
      • 5/6 includes an introduction and conclusion
    • Develops all aspects of the task with little depth or develops 3 of 4 aspects of the task in some depth
    • Is more descriptive than analytical
    • Includes relevant facts, examples, and details; may include some minor inaccuracies
    • Incorporates relevant information from ___ documents*
    • Incorporates outside information*

    2          2          2          2          2          2          2          2          2          2          2          2          2          2

    • Demonstrates a general plan of organization; may lack focus; may contain digressions; may not clearly identify which aspect of the task is being addressed; may lack an introduction and/or conclusion.
    • Includes few relevant facts, examples, and details; may include inaccuracies
    • Is primarily descriptive; may include faulty, weak , or isolated application or analysis
    • Presents little or no outside information*
    • Incorporates limited information from the documents or consists primarily of relevant information copied from documents*

    1          1          1          1          1          1          1          1          1          1          1          1          1          1

    • Minimally develops some aspects of the task
    • Is descriptive; may lack understanding, application, or analysis
    • Includes few relevant examples, or details; may include inaccuracies
    • May demonstrate a weakness in organization; may lack focus; may contain digressions; many not clearly identify which aspect of the task is being addressed; may lack an introduction and/or a conclusion
    • Contains numerous spelling and grammar errors
    • Presents no relevant outside information*
    • Makes vague, unclear references to documents or consists primarily of relevant and irrelevant information copied from the documents*

    O         0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0          0

    • Fails to develop the task
    • Blank Paper
    • Illegible – not readable
    • No relevant information
    • Lack of structure
    • Only entire documents copied from the test booklet*