This is an informational writing rubric based on the Common Core ELA Standards. It is written from the perspective of teachable material. Meaning, there is no sectional labeled "unsatisfactory" as teachers do not teach that to their students. The categories are instead labeled, developing, basic, proficient, and exemplary. The standards are written in the exemplary category.
The argumentative essay is one of the distinguishing features of the Common Core Standards. Students of the 21st century need to be able to balance and evaluate completing claims and write persuasively.