History of the Present Rubric

Theme

For the Spring 2019 semester, students in ED253 will research and write a “history of the present” based on their research of a pressing issue germane to the field of education studies.  (~2500 words)

Assessment weight = 5 grade points 

Articulate An Argument (2x)

Exceeding | The writer demonstrates a thorough understanding of context and purpose in selecting an appropriately complex topic and thoroughly developing and supporting an argument through appropriate organization, presentation, content knowledge, and style. [5 points]

Meeting | The writer demonstrates an adequate understanding of context and purpose in selecting an appropriately complex topic and thoroughly developing and supporting an argument through appropriate organization, presentation, content knowledge, and style. [3 points]

Approaching | The writer demonstrates an awareness of context and purpose in selecting a topic and attempting to develop and support an argument through appropriate organization, presentation, and content knowledge. [1 point]

Needing Improvement | The writer demonstrates minimal or no attention to context and purpose in selecting a topic and/or the topic may be unsuitable, and/or the writer may not develop or support an argument through appropriate organization, presentation. [0 point]


Sources, Evidence, and Documentation (2x)

Exceeding | The writer supports the argument with compelling evidence appropriate to the discipline and/or writing task(s) drawn from high quality, credible, relevant sources which are documented consistently using a citation style appropriate to the discipline or writing task(s) with no errors. [5 points]

Meeting | The writer supports the argument with evidence appropriate to the discipline and/or writing task(s) drawn from credible, relevant sources which are documented consistently using a citation style appropriate to the discipline or writing task(s) with no more than a few errors of formatting. (All important citation information is present). [3 points]

Approaching | The writer attempts to support the argument with evidence drawn from sources which are documented using a citation style. Formatting errors may occur, but all important citation information is present. [1 point]

Needing Improvement | The writer fails to support the argument with evidence from sources which are documented inconsistently, or some important citation information is missing. [0 grade points]


Control of Syntax and Mechanics (1x)

Exceeding | The writer uses graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency, and writing is virtually error-free. [5 points]

Meeting | The writer uses straightforward language that generally conveys meaning to readers with clarity and writing has few errors. [3 points]

Approaching | The writer uses language that generally conveys meaning to readers with clarity although writing may include some errors. [1 point]

Needing Improvement | The writer uses language that sometimes impedes meaning for readers because of major and frequent errors. [0 points]