Rubric for Florida Writes Essay Evaluation - Secondary School Educators - From The Mining Company

 THE FLORIDA WRITES RUBRIC

For Evaluating

Expository and Persuasive Essays

 

6 POINTS - WOW

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5 POINTS - SOLID

F

Focussed, purposeful & reflects insight

F

Focussed on the topic

O

Powerfully organized

O

Logical Progression of Ideas

C

Few errors, sentence structure varied

C

Variation in sentence structure

U

Superior understanding

U

Mature understanding

S

Elaborate examples

S

Specific Details

 

4 POINTS - COMPETENT

.

3 POINTS - UNEVEN
F

Focussed, on topic and includes few, if any, loosely related ideas

F

Focussed but may contain ideas that are loosely connected to the topic

O

Transitional devices strengthen organization

O

Lacks logical progression of ideas

C

Occasional errors; word choice is adequate

C

General conventions are used

U

Commonplace understanding

U

Partial/limited understanding

S

Lacks specificity and support is loosely developed

S

Development of support is uneven

 

2 POINTS - DISJOINTED

.

1 POINT - INCOHERENT

F

Addresses topic but may lose focus by including extraneous or loosely related ideas

F

Addresses topic but may lose focus by including extraneous or loosely related ideas

O

Includes a beginning, middle and end, but these elements may be brief

O

Has an organizational pattern, but may lack completeness or closure

C

Errors in basic conventions, but common words are spelled correctly

C

Frequent and blatant errors in basic conventions; commonly used words may be misspelled

U

Definite misunderstanding

U

Obvious misunderstanding

S

Development of support is erratic and nonspecific

S

Little, if any, development of the supporting ideas, and the support may consist of generalizations or fragmentary lists.

Many thanks to Celeste Saulle for reorganizing this information.