Evaluation

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4 - Above Standards
3 - Meets Standards
2 - Approaching Standards
1 - Below Standards
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Position Statement
The position statement provides a clear, strong statement of the author's position on the topic.
The position statement provides a clear statement of the author's position on the topic.
A position statement is present, but does not make the the author's position clear.
There is no position statement.
 
Evidence and Examples
All of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.
Most of the evidence and examples are specific, relevant and explanations are given that show how each piece of evidence supports the author's position.
At least one of the pieces of evidence and examples is relevant and has an explanation that shows how that piece of evidence supports the author's position.
Evidence and examples are NOT relevant AND/OR are not explained.
 
Accuracy
All supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.
Almost all supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.
Most supportive facts and statistics are reported accurately.
Most supportive facts and statistics were inaccurately reported.
 
Sentence Structure
All sentences are well-constructed with varied structure.
Most sentences are well-constructed and there is some varied sentence structure in the essay.
Most sentences are well constructed, but there is no variation is structure.
Most sentences are not well-constructed or varied.
 
Closing paragraph
The conclusion is strong and leaves the reader solidly understanding the writer's position. Effective restatement of the position statement begins the closing paragraph.
The conclusion is recognizable. The author's position is restated within the first two sentences of the closing paragraph.
The author's position is restated within the closing paragraph, but not near the beginning.
There is no conclusion - the paper just ends.
 
Grammar & Spelling
Author makes no errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Author makes 1-2 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Author makes 3-4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
Author makes more than 4 errors in grammar or spelling that distract the reader from the content.
 
Capitalization & Punctuation
Author makes no errors in capitalization or punctuation, so the essay is exceptionally easy to read.
Author makes 1-2 errors in capitalization or punctuation, but the essay is still easy to read.
Author makes a few errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.
Author makes several errors in capitalization and/or punctuation that catch the reader's attention and interrupt the flow.
 
Oral Reading
Author uses strong voice and appropriate emotion consistently throughout the presentation.
Author uses strong voice and appropriate emotion occasionally during the presentation.
Author uses strong voice and appropriate emotion seldomly during the presentation.
Author does not use strong voice or appropriate emotion during the presentation.
 

Date Created: May 02, 2008


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