MSDE Scoring Rule: Writing to Inform  

Element

Points
 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher
Consistently addresses audience's needs by using purposeful and specific information to fully explain the topic. Text is uniformly organized, and language choices often enhance the text. 2    

Sometimes addresses audience's needs by using purposeful and mostly specific information to adequately explain the topic. Text is generally organized, and language choices sometimes enhance the text.

1     
Rarely or never addresses audience's needs by using purposeful or specific information to explain the topic. Text lacks organization, and language choices seldom, if ever, enhance the text. 0     
   Total