THEMATIC ESSAY SCORING RUBRIC

 

 

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TASK

Minimally develops some aspects of the task

Minimally develops all aspects of task or some of the task in some depth

Develops all aspect of the task with little depth or  most aspects of task in some depth

Develops all aspects of task but may do so somewhat unevenly

Thoroughly develops all aspects of task evenly and in depth

ANALYSIS

Descriptive, lacks understanding

Primarily descriptive or faulty, weak, or isolated analysis

More descriptive than analytical

Descriptive and analytical

Is more analytical than descriptive

ACCURACY

Few relevant facts, may include inaccuracies

Few relevant facts, may include minor inaccuracies

Some relevant facts, may include minor inaccuracies

Supports theme with relevant facts, examples, & details

Richly supports theme with relevant facts, examples, etc.

ORGANIZATION

Weak, lacks focus, contains digressions, lacks intro/conclusion, unclear which aspect of task is being addressed

General plan, lacks focus, contains digressions, lacks introduction or conclusion

Satisfactory plan of organization; intro and conclusion may be restatements of the theme

Logical and clear plan of organization; includes intro and conclusion that are beyond restatement of the theme

Logical and clear plan of organization, includes intro and conclusion that are beyond restatement of the theme

Score of 0=Fails to develop task, or refers to theme in a general way; no relevant facts, includes only historical context and/or task copied directly form test booklet; includes only entire documents copied from test booklet; is illegible; or is blank