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LA Rubric Final
LA Rubric Final
Criteria Ratings Pts
Thesis / Focus
threshold: pts
20.0 pts
Advanced-Thesis and claims are insightful and create a focus for the essay.
17.0 pts
Thesis and claims adequately address the prompt and organize the essay.
15.0 pts
Basic-Thesis and claims partially address the prompt.
12.0 pts
Below Basic-Thesis superficially address the prompt.
10.0 pts
Far Below Basic-Thesis doesn't address the prompt.
pts
20.0 pts
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Organization / Structure
threshold: pts
20.0 pts
Advanced-Includes logical progression of ideas that develop the claims.
17.0 pts
Proficient-Body paragraphs adequately support the thesis and claims.
15.0 pts
Basic-Body paragraphs partially develop the claim and the progression of ideas is somewhat logical
12.0 pts
Below Basic-Body paragraphs inadequately develop claims and the progression of ideas is uneven.
10.0 pts
Far Below Basic-Body paragraphs fail to develop claims with little or no organization of ideas.
pts
20.0 pts
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Evidence / Support
threshold: pts
20.0 pts
Advanced-Provides substantial and well-chosen evidence that is seamlessly woven in to the argument.
17.0 pts
Proficient-Provides adequate and relevant evidence to support claims with clear lead-ins.
15.0 pts
Basic-Provides some evidence that is somewhat connected to the claims but lacks adequate lead-ins.
12.0 pts
Below Basic-Provides minimal or irrelevant evidence to support claims without lead-ins or context.
10.0 pts
Far Below Basic-Provides irrelevant, little, or no evidence.
pts
20.0 pts
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Analysis
threshold: pts
10.0 pts
Advanced-Shows insightful understanding of text and uses persuasive reasoning to connect evidence to claims.
9.0 pts
Proficient-Shows competent understanding of topic/text to logically connect evidence with claims.
7.0 pts
Basic-Shows superficial understanding of topic/text with limited reasoning to connect evidence with claims.
6.0 pts
Below Basic-Shows limited or flawed understanding of topic/text with simplistic or illogical reasoning.
5.0 pts
Far Below Basic-Shows no understanding of topic/text. Lacks reasoning.
pts
10.0 pts
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Voice / Style
threshold: pts
10.0 pts
Advanced-Uses varied sentence structure and advanced academic vocabulary.
9.0 pts
Proficient-Uses correct and varied sentence structure with appropriate academic vocabulary.
7.0 pts
Basic-Uses mostly correct and some varied sentence structure and academic vocabulary.
6.0 pts
Below Basic-Uses limited or repetitive sentence structure with little academic or appropriate vocabulary.
5.0 pts
Far Below Basic-Lacks sentence mastery and fails to use academic vocabulary.
pts
10.0 pts
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Mechanics / Proofreading
threshold: pts
20.0 pts
Advanced-Is nearly error free (grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)
17.0 pts
Proficient-Contains few minor errors (grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)
14.0 pts
Basic-Contains some errors which may cause confusion (grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)
12.0 pts
Below Basic-Contains numerous errors in conventions which cause confusion (grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization).
10.0 pts
Far Below Basic-Contains serious errors that cause confusion (grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization)
pts
20.0 pts
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Total Points: 100.0 out of 100.0