MSDE Scoring Rubric: Writing to Inform

 
Element


Points

 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher

Development

 

Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer provides accurate, specific, purposeful
information that is extended and expanded to fully
explain the topic.

Writer establishes an organizational plan and consistently maintains it.

Writer provides information relevant to the needs of the
audience.

Writer consistently provides language choices to
enhance the text.

3    

Development

 

Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer provides information that adequately explains
the topic with some extension of ideas. The
information is usually accurate and purposeful.

Writer establishes and maintains an organizational plan,
but the plan may have some minor flaws.

Writer provides information most of which is relevant
to the needs of the audience.

Writer frequently uses language choices to enhance the
text.

2     

Development

 

Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer provides information that inadequately
explains the topic. The information is sometimes
inaccurate, general or extraneous.

Writer generally establishes and maintains an
organizational plan.

Writer provides some information relevant to the needs
of the audience.

Writer sometimes uses language choices to enhance the
text.

1     

Development

 

Organization



Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer provides insufficient information to explain the
topic. The information provided may be vague or
inaccurate.

Writer either did not establish an organizational plan or,
if an organizational plan is established, it is only
minimally maintained.

Writer did not provide information relevant to the needs of the audience.

Writer seldom, if ever, uses language choices to enhance the text.

0     
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