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EIU Assessment

Electronic Writing Portfolio Assessment Rubric

Rating
4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 1.5 1

 

 

Superior
Satisfactory
Needs Improvement
Unsatisfactory
Content
  • Fully responds to all criteria of the assignment
  • Clearly identifies and fully develops all ideas/themes
  • Provides logical, valid and specific details and support
  • Effectively uses all relevant information, including outside sources
  • Draws clear and appropriate conclusions
  • Sufficiently responds to most criteria of the assignment
  • Identifies and develops main ideas/themes, but some may lack clarity or depth
  • Generally provides logical and valid details and support
  • Effectively uses most relevant information, including outside sources
  • For the most part, draws clear and appropriate conclusions
  • Does not respond or incompletely responds to some criteria of the assignment
  • Does not identify or develop some main ideas/themes
  • Provides support but may not be logical or valid; some details may be missing
  • Frequently omits relevant information; outside sources may be inappropriate or missing
  • Draws mostly unclear or inappropriate conclusions
  • Does not respond to most  criteria of the assignment
  • Does not identify or develop most ideas/themes
  • Provides few details and little  support or support that is illogical or invalid
  • Omits relevant information; outside sources inappropriate or missing
  • Draws unclear/inappropriate conclusions or omits conclusions entirely
Organization
  • Clearly and consistently organizes ideas
  • Maintains consistent focus and sense of purpose
  • Effectively structures and orders paragraphs
  • Links ideas with smooth and effective transitions
  • Consistently organizes ideas, but structure may be formulaic or unsophisticated
  • Generally maintains focus
  • For the most part, effectively structures and orders paragraphs
  • For the most part, effectively links ideas, but transitions may be unclear or ineffective
  • Frequently does not organizes ideas; structure is formulaic or unsophisticated
  • Sometimes lacks focus or sense of purpose
  • Often does not structure or order paragraphs
  • Links some ideas, but transitions are missing or unclear
  • Does not organize ideas
  • Conveys little or no focus or sense of purpose
  • For the most part, does not structure or order paragraphs
  • Does not link ideas
Style 
  • Shows clear awareness of purpose and audience
  • Uses sophisticated and varied sentence structure
  • Uses vocabulary and style that are appropriate to the audience
  • For the most part, shows awareness of purpose and audience
  • Uses effective and varied sentence structure
  • Uses vocabulary and style that are mostly appropriate to the audience; some words may be used incorrectly
  • Is inconsistent in showing awareness of purpose and audience
  • Uses little variety in sentence structure; some syntax errors may be present
  • Uses vocabulary or style that are frequently inappropriate to the audience; words are often used incorrectly
  • Shows little awareness of purpose and audience
  • Uses no variety in sentence structure; syntax errors frequently present
  • Uses vocabulary or style that are inappropriate to the audience; words are consistently used incorrectly
Mechanics
  • Makes virtually no grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors
  • Uses correct citation format to document references and sources
  • Makes few grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; these are not distracting to the reader
  • Identifies and documents most sources appropriately
  • Makes occasional grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; these may be distracting to the reader
  • Sometimes uses correct citation format to document references and sources
  • Makes frequent grammar, punctuation, or spelling errors; these are distracting to the reader
  • Uses incorrect or no citation format to document references and sources

 

 

Adopted Spring 2008; developed through the University’s faculty participative shared governance processes. 

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