MSDE Scoring Rubric: Writing to Persuade

 
Element


Points

 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher

Development

 

Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer identifies a clear position and fully supports or refutes that position with relevant personal and/or factual information.

Writer presents an organizational plan that is logical and consistently maintained.

Writer effectively addresses the needs and characteristics of the identified audience.

Writer consistently uses language choices to enhance the text.

3    

Development

 

Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer identifies a clear position and partially supports or refutes that position with relevant personal and/or factual information.

Writer presents an organizational plan that is logical and maintained, but with minor flaws.

Writer adequately addresses the needs and characteristics of the identified audience.

Writer frequently uses language choices to enhance the text.

2     

Development

 

Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer identifies a position, yet that position lacks clarity. Writer tries to support or refute that position with relevant personal and/or factual information.

Writer presents an organizational plan that is only generally maintained.

Writer minimally addresses the needs and characteristics of the identified audience.

Writer sometimes uses language choices to enhance the
text.

1     

Development

 

Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer identifies an ambiguous position with little or no relevant personal and/or factual information to support that position; or writer fails to identify a position.

Writer presents an argument that is illogical and/or minimally maintained.

Writer does not address the needs and characteristics of the identified audience.

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

0     
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