Rubric for Written Assignments



Criterion

4

A-level qualities
(90–100)

3

B-level qualities
(80–89)

2

C-level qualities
(70–79)

1 or 0

D- or F-level qualities
(60–69 or below 60)



Score

Completeness

Addresses all elements in the assignment Addresses most of elements in the assignment Addresses some elements in the assignment Incomplete in most respects; does not address elements of the assignment  

Understanding

Demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of the concepts covered in the assignment Demonstrates an accomplished understanding of the concepts covered in the assignment Demonstrates an acceptable understanding of the concepts covered in the assignment Demonstrates an inadequate understanding of the concepts covered in the assignment  
Writing mechanics

Writing demonstrates a sophisticated clarity, conciseness, and correctness Writing is accomplished in terms of clarity and conciseness and contains only a few errors Writing lacks clarity or conciseness and contains numerous errors Writing is unfocused, rambling, or contains serious errors  

Total

 

Note: Criteria are evaluated on a 4-3-2-1-0 basis. Total rubric points are converted first to a letter grade and then to a numerical equivalent based on a 0–100 scale: 12 = A (93–100); 11 = A– (90–92); 10 = B+ (88–89); 9 = B (83–87); 8 = B– (80–82); 7 = C+ (78–79); 6 = C (72–77); 5 = C– (70–71); 2–4 = D (60–69); 0–1 = F (below 60).