MSDE Scoring Rubric: Writing for Personal Expression  

Element

Points
 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher

Development

Organization

Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer consistently develops the ideas into a complete, well-developed whole.

Writer purposefully orders ideas.

Writer fully anticipates and answers the audience's needs (audience may include self).

Writer consistently uses language choices to enhance the text and in a manner appropriate to the literary form.

3    

Development


Organization

Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer partially develops the ideas, but the response is not a complete, well-developed whole.

Writer purposefully orders ideas.

Writer somewhat anticipates and answers the audience's needs (audience may include self).

Writer frequently uses language choices to enhance the text and in a manner appropriate to the literary form.

2     

Development


Organization


Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer tries to develop the ideas, but the response is not a well-developed whole and is not complete.

Writer orders ideas, but there are some interruptions in the flow of the piece.

Writer attempts to anticipate and answer the audience's needs (audience may include self).

Writer sometimes uses language choices to enhance the
text and in a manner appropriate to the literary form.

1     

Development


Organization



Attention to
Audience

Language

Writer has not developed the ideas into a complete whole.

Writer shows little purposefully ordering of ideas.

Writer has not anticipated and answered the audience's needs (audience may include self).

Writer seldom, if ever, uses language choices to enhance the text and in a manner appropriate to the literary form.

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