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 a rigorous and in-depth 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 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. [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]