Short Answer Scoring Guidelines

Short Answer Assessment/Scoring Guidelines

 

6 – EXCELLENT: includes all relevant information, fully answers the question, excellent sentence structure with a topic sentence and correct writing conventions

 

5 – EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS: includes most relevant information (missing one key element), good sentence structure with a topic sentence and good writing conventions

 

4 – MEETS EXPECTATIONS: includes some relevant information but missing two or more key elements, basic sentence structure with topic sentence and minor writing convention errors

 

3 – DOESN’T MEET EXPECTATIONS:  missing most of the relevant information and/or fails to answer the question, poor or no topic sentence, writing convention errors

 

2 – LACK OF UNDERSTANDING: fails to answer the question, no topic sentence, poor writing conventions

 

1 – NO ATTEMPT MADE TO ANSWER QUESTION