Writing Scoring Rubric

Scoring Rubric

4 - BEST - Superior work; all listed characteristics are present with few exceptions.
3 - GOOD - Strong work; most listed characteristics are present with minor problems.
2 - FAIR - Meets minimum passing standards; needs improvement in marked areas.
1 - POOR - Below passing standards; many problems and/ or didn't finish; see teacher for help.

Content and Design 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Writing follows directions and stays focused on assignment; a clear purpose/ focus is established at the beginning; ideas are supported with specific examples; ideas are presented clearly and thoroughly; examples are accurate and relevant; organization is easy to follow; writing makes sense.

Style 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Sentences are complete (no fragments or run-ons); word choice is appropriate; transitions and connecting phrases are used to blend sentences and show logical relationships between ideas.

Conventions 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

Spelling is correct; commas , periods, apostrophes, capitalization is used correctly; writing is neat and legible; document follows format instructions.