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Generic Scoring Rubric - Document-Based Question

Score of 5:

Thoroughly addresses all aspects of the Task by accurately analyzing and interpreting at least _____ documents
Incorporates information from the documents in the body of the essay
Incorporates relevant outside information
Richly supports the theme or problem with relevant facts, examples, and details
Is a well-developed essay, consistently demonstrating a logical and clear plan of organization
Introduces the theme or problem by establishing a framework that is beyond a simple restatement of the Task or Historical Context and concludes with a summation of the theme or problem

Score of 4:

Addresses all aspects of the Task by accurately analyzing and interpreting at least _____ documents
Incorporates information from the documents in the body of the essay
Incorporates relevant outside information
Includes relevant facts, examples, and details, but discussion may be more descriptive than analytical
Is a well-developed essay, demonstrating a logical and clear plan of organization
Introduces the theme or problem by establishing a framework that is beyond a simple restatement of the
Task or Historical Context and concludes with a summation of the theme or problem

Score of 3:

Addresses most aspects of the Task or addresses all aspects of the Task in a limited way, using some of the documents
Incorporates some information from the documents in the body of the essay
Incorporates limited or no relevant outside information
Includes some facts, examples, and details, but discussion is more descriptive than analytical
Is a satisfactorily developed essay, demonstrating a general plan of organization
Introduces the theme or problem by repeating the Task or Historical Context and concludes by simply repeating the theme or problem

Score of 2:

Attempts to address some aspects of the Task, making limited use of the documents
Presents no relevant outside information
Includes few facts, examples, and details; discussion restates contents of the documents
Is a poorly organized essay, lacking focus
Fails to introduce or summarize the theme or problem

Score of 1:

Shows limited understanding of the Task with vague, unclear references to the documents
Presents no relevant outside information
Includes little or no accurate or relevant facts, details, or examples
Attempts to complete the Task, but demonstrates a major weakness in organization
Fails to introduce or summarize the theme or problem

Score of 0:

Fails to address the Task, is illegible, or is a blank paper

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