Grammar Assessment Rubric

6-Point Rubric

Grammar Assessment Rubric - Conventions
Number Level Looks Like Numerous errors in usage, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation repeatedly distract the reader and make the text difficult to read. In fact, the severity and fre uency of errors are so over!helming that the reader finds it difficult to focus on the message and must reread for meaning. "he !riting is characterized by# • $ery limited skill in using conventions. • %asic punctuation &including end'of'sentence punctuation( that tends to be omitted, haphazard, or incorrect. • Fre uent spelling errors that significantly impair readability. • )aragraph breaks that may be highly irregular or so fre uent &every sentence( that they bear no relation to the organization of the text. • *apitalization that appears to be random.

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Not Yet

+ need for extensive editing.

"he !riting demonstrates little control of standard !riting conventions. Fre uent, significant errors impede readability. "he !riting is characterized by#
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Little control over basic conventions. .any end'of'sentence punctuation errors/ internal punctuation contains fre uent errors. 0pelling errors that fre uently distract the reader/ misspelling of common !ords often occurs. )aragraphs that often run together or begin in ineffective places. *apitalization that is inconsistent or often incorrect. -rrors in grammar and usage that interfere !ith readability and meaning. 0ubstantial need for editing.

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,eveloping "he !riting demonstrates limited control of standard !riting conventions &e.g., punctuation, spelling, capitalization, paragraph breaks, grammar and usage(. -rrors begin to impede readability. "he !riting is characterized

although a !ide range is not demonstrated. are minor. 1ccasional lapses in correct grammar and usage/ problems are not severe enough to distort meaning or confuse the reader.. paragraph breaks. -rrors in grammar and usage that do not block meaning but do distract the reader. internal punctuation contains fre uent errors. *orrect spelling. %asically sound paragraph breaks that reinforce the organizational structure.inor errors. grammar and usage( and uses them effectively to enhance communication. . !hile perhaps noticeable. • "he !riting demonstrates control of standard !riting conventions &e. even of more difficult !ords. "he !riting is characterized by# • • • • 0trong control of conventions. )aragraph breaks that reinforce the organizational structure. punctuation. especially on common !ords. 0pelling errors that distract the reader/ misspelling of common !ords occurs. • + -xperienced "he !riting demonstrates strong control of standard !riting conventions &e. punctuation. . paragraph breaks. spelling. -ffective use of punctuation that guides the reader through the text. capitalization. spelling. do not impede readability. "he !riting is characterized by# • • % *ompetent • • • • *ontrol over conventions used.. if any. *orrect capitalization/ errors. -nd'of'sentence punctuation that is usually correct/ ho!ever. -rrors are so fe! and so minor that they do not impede readability. *orrect end'of'sentence punctuation/ internal punctuation my sometimes be incorrect. *apitalization errors. . )aragraphs that sometimes run together or begin at ineffective places.by# • • • • • • 0ome control over basic conventions/ the text may be too simple to reveal mastery.g. capitalization. grammar and usage(. 0ignificant need for editing. 0pelling that is usually correct.oderate need for editing.g.

paragraph breaks. *orrect spelling. *orrect grammar and usage that contribute to clarity and style. grammar and usage( and uses them effectively to enhance communication.. • "he !riting demonstrates exceptionally strong control of standard !riting conventions &e. )aragraph breaks that reinforce the organizational structure. 0trong effective use of punctuation that guides the reader through the text. even of more difficult !ords. Little need for editing. "he !riting is characterized by# • • • • • • • +2 3134 0trong control of conventions/ manipulation of conventions may occur for stylistic effect. punctuation. 0kill in using a !ide range of conventions in a sufficiently long and complex piece. • . -rrors are so fe! and so minor that they do not impede readability. *orrect grammar and usage that contribute to clarity and style.• • • *orrect capitalization/ errors. are minor. are minor. spelling.g. Little need for editing. *orrect capitalization/ errors. if any. capitalization. if any. 0kill in using a !ide range of conventions in a sufficiently long and complex piece.