1. PSSA Writing Rubric Made Easy
  2. Grade: __________________
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PSSA Writing Rubric Made Easy
 
 
Focus
Content
Organization
Style
Conventions
4
94 -98
Perfect, logical sense
Descriptive and specific response to prompt with a variety of examples
Flows smoothly from one point to another; very strong connecting words and phrases
Excellent choice of words/sentences; tone of paper follows informative prompt
Few grammar or mechanical errors; close to perfect
3
83 - 92
A decent point and discussion
Pretty good support for the prompt. Some examples with description.
Makes sense – pretty easy to follow the writer’s thoughts
Good vocabulary; varied sentence length; tone of paper is informative
Several grammar or mechanical errors, but ideas still make sense
2
73- 82
What is the overall point? Did not remain focused with prompt
Few ideas to support the prompt; ideas lack detail and description
Confused; ideas lack order
Tend to repeat ideas; similar words; brief sentences; tone is confusing
Many grammar or mechanical errors; hard to read and understand
1
50%
No topic
No point
No support or explanation to support the prompt
Ideas unorganized; no order; ideas may not even exist
Simple words; repetitive; lack of real sentences; no tone
No sense of grammar; very basic writing

 

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