• Ohio Department of Education Writing Rubric

    A: (Advanced) When writing, a student at the Advanced Level:

    • Fulfills all requirements of a given assignment.
    • Thoroughly sustain a compelling, focused claim and a fairly treated and fully addressed counterclaim when appropriate, utilize a purposeful and efficient organizational structure that creates coherence with specific, appropriate, and integrated support that demonstrates a mature and nuanced understanding of grade-level texts, and purposefully and effectively employ sentence structure and word choice to enhance the argument or progression of ideas;
    • Demonstrate a mature command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics.

    B (Accelerated) When writing, a student at the Accelerated Level:

    • Fulfills all requirements of a given assignment.
    • Thoroughly sustain a compelling, focused claim and a fairly treated and fully addressed counterclaim when appropriate, utilize a purposeful organizational structure that creates coherence with specific, appropriate, and integrated support that demonstrates a strong and nuanced understanding of grade-level texts, and purposefully employ sentence structure and word choice to enhance the argument or progression of ideas;
    • Demonstrate a strong command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics.

    C: (Proficient)  When writing, a student at the Proficient Level:

    • Fulfills all or most requirements of a given assignment.
    • Thoroughly sustain a focused claim and fully address a counterclaim when appropriate, utilize an effective organizational structure that creates a coherent argument or progression of ideas with relevant and varied types of support by citing relevant and sufficient evidence that demonstrates a strong understanding of grade-level texts, and vary sentence structure with purposeful word choice to enhance meaning;
    • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics.

    C/D: (Basic) When writing, a student at the Basic Level:

    • May fail to meet all requirements of a given assignment.
    • Adequately sustain a focused claim, reference a counterclaim when appropriate, include an organizational structure that provides a sense of completeness, provide adequate support by citing evidence that demonstrates an understanding of grade-level texts, introduce some variation in sentence structure and adequate word choice;
    • Demonstrate a basic command of the conventions of grade-appropriate standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics.

    D/F: (Limited) When writing, a student at the Limited Level:

    • May fail to meet all requirements of a given assignment.
    • Provide a claim with lapses in focus, use inconsistent or unclear organizational structure, may reference information that demonstrates a partial understanding of grade-level texts, employ simple sentence construction and word choice;
    • Demonstrate a lack of command of the conventions of grade-appropriate standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics.