Checklist (U of Pittsburg) Strengths: Argument and Presentation Clear thesis. Paper is logical and convincing, i.e., solid reasoning throughout. Good introduction, i.e., Interesting and anticipates argument. Good conclusion, i.e., effectively summarizes argument. Well organized. Plentiful and well-chosen evidence supports thesis. Good grasp of key issues. Addresses all aspects of the question.
Rating Scale Strongly agree Agree Disa gree Stron gly disagr ee Clear thesis Paper is logical and convincing, i.e., solid reasoning throughout Good introduction, i.e., Interesting and anticipates argument. Argument and Presentation
Likert-type Rating Scale (J. Bean, Engaging Ideas) Does your essay have a thesis statement at the end of the first paragraph that answers the assigned questions? No thesis or unclear thesis Clear thesis 0 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Is your thesis supported with strong argumentation and use of significant details taken from the story? Weak argument/lack of details Strong argument/good details 0 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Characteristics of “Good” Rubrics Aligned with major, complex assignments Makes clear what is valued in the performance or product Contains predetermined, measurable criteria Provides information about the degrees or levels of achievement They are normed
Holistic Rubrics (Irene Clark) A)Papers: Represent a superior, well-polished, level of writing that satisfied all assignment requirements. Thesis is thoughtful, considerably clear, and skillfully supported. Sentences are free of grammatical errors, careless mistakes, and exhibit noticeable variety. (B)Papers: Represent a commendable level of writing that satisfies all assignment requirements. Thesis is thoughtful, clear, and well supported. Sentences are free of major grammatical errors, careless mistakes, and exhibit sufficient variety.
Analytic Rubric (Common Core State Standards Writing Rubric, grades 11-12) Argument 5 Exceptional4 Skilled3 Proficient2 Developing1 Inadequate Claim: The text introduces a clear, arguable claim that can be supported by reasons and evidence The text introduces a compelling claim that is arguable and takes a purposeful position on an issue. The text introduces a precise claim that is clearly arguable and takes an identifiable position on an issue. The text introduces a claim that is arguable and takes a position. The text contains an unclear or emerging claim that suggests a vague position. The text contains an unidentifiable claim or vague position. Development: Audience: Cohesion: Style and Conventions: Informative 5 Exceptional4 Skilled3 Proficient2 Developing1 Inadequate Narrative 5 Exceptional4 Skilled3 Proficient2 Developing1 Inadequate