The Tennessee writing rubrics are designed to score the student responses from the writing portion of the TNReady assessment.
Each rubric is aligned to the appropriate grade-level standards in the Writing and Language strands. History are designed to score the student responses from the writing portion of the TNReady assessment.
Though the rubrics are not explicitly designed to be used as instructional resources, the department provides the writing rubric in advance so that educators can prepare students for the writing portion of the TNReady assessment.
The TNReady writing rubrics are designed to be applied holistically rather than through a checklist.
In addition, once you write your rubric you can use it for all future evaluations.
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Grade level rubrics for each of the three types of writing laid out in the new standards: opinion/argument (W.1), informative/explanatory (W.2), and narrative.
EL Education created these K-5 rubrics based on an analysis of the grade-level demands of the CCSS, rubrics used by PARCC and Smarter Balanced, and EL Education's own professional expertise (including attention to the Writing for Understanding framework).
The good news is that grading an essay can be just as easy and straightforward as grading multiple-choice tests with the use of a rubric!
If you do, they will know exactly what your expectations are and what they need to accomplish to get the grade they desire.