Example Rubrics

Scoring Rubric for Quizzes and Homework

Level of Achievement
General Approach
Comprehension

Exemplary

 

  • Addresses the question or problem
  • States a relevant, justifiable answer.
  • Presents arguments in a logical order.
  • Uses acceptable style and grammar (no errors).
  • Demonstrates an accurate and complete understanding of the question.
  • Backs conclusions with data and warrants.
  • Uses 2 or more ideas, examples and/or arguments that support the answer.

Adequate

 

  • Does not address the question explicitly, although does so tangentially.
  • States a relevant and justifiable answer.
  • Presents arguments in a logical order.
  • Uses acceptable style and grammar (one error).
  • Demonstrates accurate but only adequate understanding of question because does not back conclusions with warrants and data.
  • Uses only one idea to support the answer.
  • Less thorough than above.

Needs Improvement

 

  • Does not address the question.
  • States no relevant answers.
  • Indicates misconceptions.
  • Is not clearly or logically organized.
  • Fails to use acceptable style and grammar (two or more errors).
  • Does not demonstrate accurate understanding of the question.
  • Does not provide evidence to support their answer to the question.


Scoring Rubric for Essay Questions on Exams

Level of Achievement General Presentation Reasoning, Argumentation
Exemplary
  • Addresses the question or problem
  • States a relevant, justifiable answer
  • Presents arguments in a logical order
  • Uses acceptable style and grammar (no errors)
  • Demonstrates an accurate and complete understanding of the question or problem
  • Uses several arguments and backs arguments with examples, data that support the concussion
Quality
  • Combination of above traits, but less consistently represented (1-2 errors)
  • Same as above but less thorough, still accurate
  • Uses only one argument and example that supports conclusion
Adequate
  • Does not address the question explicitly, though does so tangentially
  • States a somewhat relevant argument
  • Presents some arguments in a logical order
  • Uses adequate style and grammar (more than 2 errors)
  • Demonstrates minimal understanding of question, still accurate
  • Uses a small subset of possible ideas for support of the argument
Needs improvement
  • Does not address the question
  • States no relevant arguments
  • Is not clearly or logically organized
  • Fails to use acceptable style and grammar
  • Does not demonstrate understanding of the question, inaccurate
  • Does not provide evidence to support response to the question
No Answer (0 pts)