MSDE Scoring Rule: Writing to Persuade  

Element


Points

 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher
Consistently addresses audience's needs by identifying a clear position and fully supporting or refuting that position with relevant information. Text is uniformly organized, and language choices often enhance the text. 2    
Sometimes addresses audience's needs by by identifying a somewhat clear position and fully supporting or refuting that position with relevant information. Text is generally organized, and language choices sometimes enhance the text. 1     
Rarely or never addresses audience's needs by failing to identify a clear position or failing to adequately support or refute a position that has been identified. Text lacks organization, and language choices seldom, if ever, enhance the text. 0     
   Total