Developing

Developing

Essay Grading Rubric

Criteria Levels of Achievement
Content 54 Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Content of Essay 49– 54 points

Addressed everything in module essay topic

Appropriate introduction and conclusion to essay

Well-established thesis statement based on essay topic

Used empirical evidence to support thesis statement

Word count (600 words minimum) met

45 – 48 points

Addressed everything in module essay topic

Appropriate introduction or conclusion to essay

Appropriate thesis statement

Some evidence to support thesis statement

Word count between 400-599

1 – 44 points

Addressed some of points in module essay topic

Missing introduction and conclusion.

No clear thesis statement

Lack of evidence to support thesis statement

Word count between 1-399

0 points

Not discussed.

Structure 21 Advanced Proficient Developing Not present
Mechanics 6 – 7 points

No grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are used correctly and consistently. Writing is precise. Word choice is appropriate.

5 points

Few grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are used correctly. Writing style is sufficient. Word choice is adequate.

1 – 4 points

Several grammar, spelling, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are used inconsistently. Writing style is understandable but could be improved. Word choice is generally good.

0 points

Numerous spelling, grammar, or punctuation errors are present. Voice and person are misused. Writing style is difficult to understand. Word choice is poor.

APA Format Elements 6 – 7 points

Citations and format are in current APA style. Cover page, Citations, Running head, and References are correctly formatted. Paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins and written in 12 point Times New Roman font. An Abstract is not needed

5 points

Citations and format are in current APA style with few errors. Cover page, Citations, Running head, and References are present with few errors. Paper is double-spaced with 1-inch margins and written in 12 point Times New Roman font.

1 – 4 points

Citations and format are in current APA style though several errors are present. Cover page, Citations, Running head, and References are included though several errors are present. Paper is double-spaced, but margins or fonts are incorrect.

0 points

Citations are not formatted correctly. Cover page, Running head, and References are not included or not formatted correctly. Paper is not double-spaced, margins are incorrect, or font is incorrect.

Research Elements 6 – 7 points

Major points are supported by the module’s readings and presentation.Arguments are correctly supported with research. A complete and accurate Reference page is provided.

 

5 points

Major points are supported by the module’s readings and presentation.Arguments are generally correctly supported with research. A complete and accurate Reference page is provided.

1 – 4 points

Major points are not properly supported by the module’s readings and presentation. Arguments incorporate academic support from the professional literature but often include personal opinion without appropriate support. Sources are, at times, not used appropriately. An incomplete or inaccurate Reference page is provided.

0 points

Appropriate sources are not used or sources are lacking entirely. Arguments are not supported with research. Opposing viewpoints are dismissed or ignored. Reference page is incomplete or missing.

Total: 75 Advanced 64 – 75 Proficient 58 – 63 Developing 1 – 53 Not present
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