This rubric is my student friendly version for grades 5-12 based on the original from the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory.
You will notice that there are only specific guidelines for scores of 5, 3, and 1. At paper can still earn a rating of a 4 or 2. If a paper is not quite a 5, but better than a 3, it is a 4. If a paper is not quite a 3, but better than a 1, it is a 2.
Rating of 5 (Strong):
The order makes sense and is easy to follow. The paper contains an effective lead and conclusion. The ideas are connected with transitions.
Rating of 3 (Developing):
The paper moves from point to point without too much confusion. The paper contains a lead and a conclusion. Some ideas are connected with transitions that may be weak.
Rating of 1 (Beginning):
The writing does not have a clear sense of direction. The ideas are put together with no connections. The lead and/or conclusion cannot be identified.
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