What Does My Grade Mean?

 

Note: This rubric can apply to both oral and written work, creative and academic projects.  However, each of the categories may be weighted differently for different assignments.

 

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Completeness

Accuracy

Mechanics

Appearance

Use of Language

93-100

7

You did everything the assignment asked for.  You followed all of the instructions.  You creatively went beyond the instructions and included personal touches that were appropriate to—and expanded upon—the assignment.

There are no mistakes of fact in your assignment.  You worked independently to make important points about the subject of the assignment, even beyond what was required.  The information in the assignment is both interesting and appropriate.

There are no grammatical, mechanical, or spelling errors in the assignment.  Care has been paid to every detail of mechanics in the final project.

Your final assignment is neatly and thoughtfully done.  You included lots of extras and creative touches.  The appearance adds to the content, and/or makes it easier to understand and enjoy.  It shows originality.

Your use of language is complex and creative.  You express yourself in ways that show a real grasp of both the assignment and sophisticated ways of expression in English.

85-92

6.5

 

 

 

 

 

77-84

6

You followed all instructions, and did everything the assignment asked for.

There are few or no mistakes of fact in your assignment.  You made important points about the subject of the assignment.

The grammar, spelling, and mechanics are nearly perfect in the final assignment.

All work is very neatly done and presented.  Your presentation is creative, and shows originality.

Your use of language is creative and complex for the assignment.

69-76

5.5

 

 

 

 

 

61-68

5

The assignment is basically complete, but the content or ideas need development.

In general, the assignment is accurate; however there may be some mistakes of fact or missing information in the assignment.

There are some mistakes in grammar, spelling, and mechanics, but they do not seriously affect readability or understanding.

The appearance and presentation are appropriate to the assignment.

Your language generally is at a level that expresses the content of the assignment adequately.

53-60

4.5

 

 

 

 

 

45-52

4

You missed/did not include one or more major aspects of the assignment.  There is only very basic idea development.

There are mistakes of fact in your assignment that affect the accuracy of the final product.

Mistakes in grammar, spelling, and mechanics affect readability and/or understanding.

There is a lack of preparation shown in the appearance of the project.

Your language shows a simplicity or weakness that does not express the finer points of the assignment.

37-44

3.5

 

 

 

 

 

29-36

3

Much of the assignment is missing or incomplete.

Many of the facts in the assignment are incorrect.

Mistakes in grammar, spelling, and mechanics make the assignment hard to read or understand.

Messiness or sloppiness shows a lack of preparation or care for the assignment.

Weaknesses or simplicity in the use of language make it hard to grasp some of the meaning.

22-28

2.5

 

 

 

 

 

15-21

2

Most of the assignment is missing or incomplete.

Most of the assignment is incorrect in terms of fact.

Mistakes make readability or understanding  extremely unclear.

Messiness shows a lack of care and affects understanding.

Weaknesses in the use of language greatly obstruct meaning.

8-14

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

1-7

1

The assignment itself is almost entirely incomplete.

Nearly the entire assignment is incorrect in terms of fact.

Mistakes make readability or understanding impossible.

Messiness shows no effort or care in the assignment.

Weak use of language makes the work incomprehensible.