Room 251 Writing Assessment Guide*
- The holistic scores given will be considered as follows:
- A (score of 95%) will be given for work that is exemplary upon “teacher-ready” draft – showing mature writing development, attention to detail, thoughtful discourse, and authentic/appropriate “voice.”
- B (score of 85%) will be given for work that is adequate upon “teacher-ready” draft – showing glimmers of mature writing development, reasonable attention to detail, thoughtful discourse, and emerging authentic/appropriate “voice.”
- C (score of 75%) will be given for work that is developing upon “teacher-ready” draft – developing mature writing style, could improve attention to detail, focus and elaboration, providing sometimes thoughtful discourse, and glimmers/hints of authentic/appropriate “voice.”
- D (score of 65%) will be given for work that is considered unacceptable upon “teacher-ready” draft – generally lacking maturity, attention to detail, thoughtful discourse, and attempt at authentic voice.
- F (score of 50%) will be given for work that is shoddy upon “teacher-ready” draft, largely incomplete, incredibly late, riddled with errors, or mostly incomprehensible.
- Note: No matter how wonderful your work is, incomplete work will result in a deduction of points no less than a letter grade per missing item.
- Improvements made to drafts after returned by the instructor will be assessed based on writing development and moving revision.
- After revising, schedule a conference time with Mrs. C to show your thinking.
- Deadlines for improvements to be made will be given as the semester progresses. Please revise and resubmit work when you feel it is worthy of reassessment.
- No resubmissions may be turned in after the final due date set by the instructor
*This is NOT a grading scale. (You don’t need a 95% to get an A). This course follows the same grading scale as all others (10 point scale).
Holistic scoring works like this: If your paper is an A paper, it will be given a 95%. If your paper is a B paper, it gets 85%, and so forth according to the assessment sheet. Unless you make revisions later (to earn extra points) OR turn in work late (which will result in a deduction), there are no other percentage scores on papers.
This means EVERYONE’s paper that falls into a grade range, gets that “on-the-fives” grade, not that the grading scale itself is altered in any way.
If you have more questions, ask Mrs. C in class.