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Are you tired of using rubrics that are so wordy they take longer to read than the actual essay of the student? Is your district or campus asking for grades on a large quantity of essays in a short amount of time? Well, you're in luck!
I have used TEA's four page rubric from their STAAR Scoring Guide to design this concise to the point expository rubric. I even did some research and asked a lot of questions through email and phone conversations to find out exactly what will get a zero, so I have included that score point as well. One benefit is that you can score five essays per sheet and save a lot of paper....and trees! There is a place for two people to score on the front, and if you choose to do so, you can turn the paper over and give analytic feedback in terms of development, organization, and conventions, the three traits the state uses when grading essays. The reason I feel the back is critical is that anyone can put a score on a paper, but it's only when we write specific prescriptions on how to improve our writing that we can actually know what we are doing correctly or incorrectly. There is enough space to give suggestions for improving introductions, body paragraphs, conclusions, and even transitions.
When you are done scoring all the essays, I have placed a dotted line between each rubric so that you can separate them with scissors and attach them to the students' essays!
P.S. If you like this one, you also may want to purchase my STAAR Personal Narrative Rubric as well!