Use this rubric to quickly, easily, & thoroughly assess an essay. Aligned to 11-12 ELA Common Core Standards & designed for easy Standards-Based Grading, this rubric is detailed & thorough to ensure accurate, fair, & objective scoring of an essay and can be applied to any prompt & structure assigned. This rubric is also versatile to apply to argumentative, informative, & research essays. We achieve this by focusing on the skills & proficiencies the standards assess, not on specific formats teachers may teach. The indicators & tasks are clear, consistent, precise & instructive so that students can know exactly what issues their writing encountered as well as lighting a path to how to fix them. Though this is drawn from the 11-12 ELA Common Core Standards, can be used for 9-10 students as well.