CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Informative (Grades 11-12)

CCSS-aligned Writing Rubric, Informative (Grades 11-12)

This is a Common Core State Standards-aligned writing rubric for use in the evaluation of informative-type papers. This rubric is for grades 11-12.

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This rubric utilizes the following criteria:

  • Focus: The text focuses on a topic to inform a reader with ideas, concepts, and information that creates a unified whole.
  • Development: The text presents facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, and examples. The text provides a conclusion that supports the topic and examines its implications and significance.
  • Audience: The text anticipates the audience’s background knowledge of the topic. The text includes formatting, graphics, and/or multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
  • Cohesion: The text explains the relationship between ideas and concepts. The text includes appropriate and varied transitions and syntax.
  • Language and Style: The text presents a formal style and objective tone and uses language, vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the topic.
  • Conventions: The text demonstrates standard English conventions of usage and mechanics while attending to the norms of the discipline in which they are writing (MLA, APA, etc.).

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This CCSS-aligned writing rubric was developed and written by the English Professional Learning Council.