Written Response Rubric

Score
Basis for Scoring


4 or A

  • Superior responses begin with a topic sentence which restates the question or states the topic
  • Ideas are fully developed with a sense of completeness
  • Specific details from book or passage support the topic, thoughts, ideas, and opinions
  • Organization is structured clearly, and is easy to understand
  • Sentence structure is correct and effective
  • Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization is correct
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3 or B

  • Proficient responses begins with a topic sentence which restates the question or states the topic
  • Ideas are well developed and supported
  • Details from the book or passage relate to the topic, thoughts, ideas, and opinions
  • Organization is structured and understandable
  • Sentence structure is correct and effective
  • Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization is mostly correct
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2 or C

  • Response begins with a topic sentence which restates the question or states the topic
  • Ideas are clear and somewhat address the topic
  • At least one specific detail from the book or passage that relates to the topic
  • Organization is unclear
  • Sentence structure has errors
  • Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization has occasional errors
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1 or D

  • Response begins with a sentence which doesn't restate the question or state the topic
  • Ideas are not developed with limited support
  • May not have details from the book or passage that support answer
  • Organization is unclear and difficult to follow
  • Sentences have errors, fragments, and runons
  • Spelling, punctuation, and capitalization has mistakes
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