Student: _________________________________________ Evaluator: _______________________ Date: ____________ Explanatory/ Informational Writing Rubric CRITERIA Math Content DEVELOPING  Does

not address prompt or attempts to address prompt but lacks focus or is off-task.  Response does not address the concept of slope and/or a negative relationship.  Response misidentifies the meaning of the negative slope (i.e. assumes the negative slope indicates cheaper total cleanup costs)  Response does not include or misrepresents units of measure.  (L2) Response does not discuss the implications of the spread of the data points.  Lacks sufficient detail to fully address the calculation of an oil spill cleanup cost.  (L2) Fails to discuss implications.  Demonstrates a weak command of standard English conventions; errors hinder reader’s understanding  Language and tone are not appropriate to audience and purpose PROFICIENT  Addresses prompt with a focused response.  Response identifies the trendline as having a negative slope and/or decreasing.  Response correctly identifies the meaning of the decreasing slope (i.e. that the cost of the cleanup will increase more slowly the larger the spill).  Response correctly identifies and addresses units of measure  Response identifies the data points as informing the trendline. ADVANCED  Addresses all aspects of the prompt with a highly focused and convincing response.  Response uses specific data points along the trendline to support their argument.  The response addresses the concept of deceleration and/or the curvature of the total cost.  Response uses units of measure to help inform its conclusions.  (L2) Response discusses the spread of the data around the trendline and the concept of correlation strength.

Development Writing Proficiency

 Presents and explains sufficient information in order to fully address the calculation of an oil spill cleanup cost.  (L2) Discusses relevant implications to topic.  Demonstrates a satisfactory command of standard English conventions; errors, if present, do not hinder reader’s understanding  Generally employs language appropriate to audience and purpose.

 Presents and explains detailed information in order to examine and convey the complexity involved in calculating the total cleanup cost.  (L2) Discusses in detail implication(s) relevant to the topic or issue.  Demonstrates a well-developed command of standard English conventions; contains very few, if any, errors  Consistently employs language appropriate to audience and purpose.

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