Assessment

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Scoring Rubric  - Grade 5

Scoring Rubric  - Grade 8

Scoring Rubric -  Global History and Geography
                              United States History and Government

REVISED GRADE 5 DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION

GENERIC SCORING RUBRIC – 2007

Score of  4:

• Thoroughly develops all aspects of the task

• Consistently includes accurate information from at east xxx documents; may include portions of the documents hat support specific points made in the essay

• Provides supporting evidence, using many relevant examples, reasons, and details; may include relevant outside information

• Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization, including a beginning (introduction), middle (body), and ending (conclusion)

 

Score of  3:

• Develops most aspects of the task

• Includes accurate information from some of the documents; may include portions of the documents that support specific points made in the essay

• Provides supporting evidence, using some relevant examples, reasons, and details; may include some minor inaccuracies

• Demonstrates a general plan of organization; may lack an introduction or a conclusion

 

Score of  2:

• Develops some aspects of the task

• Includes limited information from the documents or consists primarily of relevant information copied from the documents

• Provides little supporting evidence, using few relevant examples, reasons, and details; may include some inaccuracies

• Demonstrates a weakness in organization (may go off the topic; may list information without tying it together; may lack an introduction and/or a conclusion; may lack focus)

 

Score of  1:

• Minimally develops some aspects of the task or shows a limited understanding of the task

• Lacks information from the documents or makes vague or unclear references to the documents or consists of relevant and irrelevant information copied from the documents

• Provides little or no supporting evidence; may include inaccuracies

• Lacks a plan of organization

 

Score of  0:

Fails to develop the task; OR is totally unrelated to the topic; OR provides no accurate information; OR includes only the historical background and/or task as copied from the test booklet; OR includes only entire documents copied from the test booklet; OR is illegible; OR is a blank paper

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REVISED GENERIC SCORING RUBRIC FOR DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION (DBQ) ON THE GRADE 8 INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES TEST

 

Score of 5:

• Thoroughly develops all aspects of the task evenly and in depth

• Is both descriptive and analytical (applies, analyzes, evaluates, and/or creates* information)

• Incorporates relevant information from at least xxx documents

• Incorporates substantial relevant outside information

• Richly supports the theme with many relevant facts, examples, and details

• Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization; includes an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond a restatement of the theme

Score of 4:

• Develops all aspects of the task but may do so somewhat unevenly

• Is both descriptive and analytical (applies, analyzes, evaluates, and/or creates information)

• Incorporates relevant information from at least xxx documents

• Incorporates relevant outside information

• Supports the theme with relevant facts, examples, and details

• Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization; includes an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond a restatement of the theme

Score of 3:

• Develops all aspects of the task with little depth or develops most aspects of the task in some depth

• Is more descriptive than analytical (applies, may analyze, and/or evaluate information)

• Incorporates some relevant information from some of the documents

• Incorporates limited relevant outside information

• Includes some relevant facts, examples, and details; may include some minor inaccuracies

• Demonstrates a satisfactory plan of organization; includes an introduction and a conclusion that may be a restatement of the theme

Score of 2:

• Minimally develops all aspects of the task or develops some aspects of the task in some depth

• Is primarily descriptive; may include faulty, weak, or isolated application or analysis

• Incorporates limited relevant information from the documents or consists primarily of relevant information copied from the documents

• Presents little or no relevant outside information

• Includes few relevant facts, examples, and details; may include some inaccuracies

• Demonstrates a general plan of organization; may lack focus; may contain digressions; may not clearly identify which aspect of the task is being addressed; may lack an introduction and/or a conclusion

Score of 1:

• Minimally develops some aspects of the task

• Is descriptive; may lack understanding, application, or analysis

• Makes vague, unclear references to the documents or consists primarily of relevant and irrelevant information copied from the documents

• Presents no relevant outside information

• Includes few relevant facts, examples, or details; may include inaccuracies

• May demonstrate a weakness in organization; may lack focus; may contain digressions; may not clearly identify which aspect of the task is being addressed; may lack an introduction and/or a conclusion

Score of 0:

Fails to develop the task or may only refer to the theme in a general way; OR includes no relevant facts, examples, or details; OR includes only the historical context and/or task as copied from the test booklet; OR includes only entire documents copied from the test booklet; OR is illegible; OR is a blank paper


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REVISED THEMATIC ESSAYGENERIC SCORING RUBRIC FOR GLOBAL HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
UNITED STATES HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT

 

Score of 5:

• Thoroughly develops all aspects of the task evenly and in depth

• Is more analytical than descriptive (analyzes, evaluates, and/or creates* information)

• Incorporates relevant information from at least xxx documents

• Incorporates substantial relevant outside information

• Richly supports the theme with many relevant facts, examples, and details

• Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization; includes an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond a restatement of the theme

 

Score of 4:

• Develops all aspects of the task but may do so somewhat unevenly

• Is both descriptive and analytical (applies, analyzes, evaluates, and/or creates information)

• Incorporates relevant information from at least xxx documents

• Incorporates relevant outside information

• Supports the theme with relevant facts, examples, and details

• Demonstrates a logical and clear plan of organization; includes an introduction and a conclusion that are beyond a restatement of the theme

 

Score of 3:

• Develops all aspects of the task with little depth or develops most aspects of the task in some depth

• Is more descriptive than analytical (applies, may analyze, and/or evaluate information)

• Incorporates some relevant information from some of the documents

• Incorporates limited relevant outside information

• Includes some relevant facts, examples, and details; may include some minor inaccuracies

• Demonstrates a satisfactory plan of organization; includes an introduction and a conclusion that may be a restatement of the theme

 

Score of 2:

• Minimally develops all aspects of the task or develops some aspects of the task in some depth

• Is primarily descriptive; may include faulty, weak, or isolated application or analysis

• Incorporates limited relevant information from the documents or consists primarily of relevant information copied from the documents

• Presents little or no relevant outside information

• Includes few relevant facts, examples, and details; may include some inaccuracies

• Demonstrates a general plan of organization; may lack focus; may contain digressions; may not clearly identify which aspect of the task is being addressed; may lack an introduction and/or a conclusion

 

Score of 1:

• Minimally develops some aspects of the task

• Is descriptive; may lack understanding, application, or analysis

• Makes vague, unclear references to the documents or consists primarily of relevant and irrelevant information copied from the documents

• Presents no relevant outside information

• Includes few relevant facts, examples, or details; may include inaccuracies

• May demonstrate a weakness in organization; may lack focus; may contain digressions; may not clearly identify which aspect of the task is being addressed; may lack an introduction and/or a conclusion

 

Score of 0:

Fails to develop the task or may only refer to the theme in a general way; OR includes no relevant facts, examples, or details; OR includes only the historical context and/or task as copied from the test booklet; OR includes only entire documents copied from the test booklet; OR is illegible; OR is a blank paper

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