This argumentative writing rubric is aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts in 8th grade. It can be used as both an analytic and holistic scoring rubric. The writing is scored with a 0,1,2,or 3 depending on how close or how far away students are to meeting grade level expectations. The scoring guide establishes proficiency at 80% or higher. This is an excellent tool for monitoring students' progress over time.
Included for free with the purchase of this rubric is a Self-Assessment Checklist, which is intended for use as a companion tool to the writing rubric. It allows students to take responsibility for self-assessing their own writing according to the language of the standards. It works well when conferencing with individual students or as a class anchor chart.