MSDE Scoring Rule: Language in Use  

Element


Points
 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher
Consistently uses word and sentence order and language choices to express meaning with style and tone. Text conveys uniform impression of correctness (correct usage, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization) and any errors that are present represent risk-taking. 2    
Sometimes uses word and sentence order and language choices to express meaning with style and tone. Text generally conveys impression of correctness (correct usage, punctuation, spelling, and capitalization) and errors may or may not represent risk-taking. 1     
Rarely or never uses word and sentence order and language choices to express meaning with style and tone. Text appears error-ridden. 0     
   Total