Rubric Scoring Guide for Paragraph, Report and Essay Writing

 

 

 

Advanced (4 points)

Proficient (3 points)

Basic (2 points)

Below Basic (1 point)

Score

Organization

___ In-depth organization of

information ___ Strong topic sentences ___ Reasons, details, facts

that support topic ___ Transitions sound natural

so the writing flows

___ Effective or elaborate

examples ___ Strong conclusion (if

appropriate)

___ Well organized

___ Topic sentence is

obvious ___ Reasons, details, facts

included ___ Transitions fits the

purpose ___ Good examples

___ Solid conclusion (if

appropriate)

___ Not well organized ___ Topic sentence is

attempted

___ Reasons, details, facts

are confusing

___ Transitions are

ordinary ___ Few examples

___ Weak conclusion (if

appropriate)

___ Not organized ___ Topic sentence is

missing ___ Reasons, details, facts

are unclear or not

related

___ No transitions ___ No examples ___ No conclusion (when

necessary)

 

Content

___ Quality and quantity of

information educates or

entertains the reader

___ Highly interesting

examples bring the writing

to life

___ Fully developed writing

___ All information relates

to the topic

___ Examples help the

reader understand the

topic

___ Clearly addresses the

topic

___ Information wanders

from the topic

___ Few Examples ___ Accurate, but the topic

is not developed

___ Not enough information ___ Examples are

inaccurate, confusing

or left out

___ The topic is not

developed

 

Style

___ A variety of sentence

types ___ Rich vocabulary or

figurative language ___ Writing style reflects

purpose

___ At least two sentence

types ___ Accurate vocabulary ___ Writing style fits

purpose

___ Simple sentences ___ Basic vocabulary ___ Writing style fits

purpose but needs

improvement

 

___ Many fragment or run-

on sentences ___ Repeated vocabulary ___ No clear writing style

 

Grammar / Mechanics

___ Very few errors in CUPS*

___ Some errors in CUPS,

but they do not

interfere with reading

or understanding the

writing

___ Several errors in

CUPS that slows down

the reader

___ Filled with errors in

CUPS and interferes

with the reading

 

 

 

*CUPS = CAPITALIZAION USAGE PUNCTUATION SPELLING Total Score (16 possible)