Information report marking rubric
Shows basic awareness of audience expectations
Shows some awareness of
Shows a confident use of features to fulfil audience expectations
Appropriate words or word groups
Some use of topic specific vocabulary
Language choice is well matched to genre.
Confident use of topic specific vocabulary.
Small selection of simple connectives
Repetition of nouns or unreferenced pronouns
Cohesive devices are used correctly to support reader understanding
Meaning is clear and text flows well in a sustained piece of writing.
An extended, highly cohesive piece of writing showing continuity of ideas and tightly linked sections of text.
Simple sentences are correct
Meaning is predominantly clear.
Simple & compound sentences are correct
Most complex sentences are correct
All sentences are correct. Writing contains controlled and well-developed sentences that
express precise meaning and are consistently effective.
Punctuation is minimal and of little assistance to the reader.
Some correct punctuation across categories
Punctuation is accurate and provides precise markers to pace and control reading of the text.
Correct spelling of: most simple words, some common words
Correct spelling of: simple words, most common words, some difficult words.
Correct spelling of most words, including difficult and challenging words.
Text features specific to Information report
Minimal evidence of the necessary text features.
Text contains some headings, and visuals to support the text
Clear and appropriate use of headings, subheadings and visuals to support the text
Minimal evidence of a report structure
Text contains an introduction, a body and conclusion
Text includes an introduction, a series of logically sequenced topics, and a concluding statement.
No use of paragraphing
All paragraphs are focused on one idea or set of like ideas
All paragraphs are focused on one idea.
Paragraphs are logically sequenced.
Ideas are very few and very simple Ideas appear unrelated
May contain ineffective or unrelated ideas
May be assertions/opinions
Ideas are original and reveal a depth of understanding of the topic
Details about each marking criteria
NAPLAN marking criteria
The writer’s capacity to orient, engage and persuade the reader
The range and precision of contextually appropriate language choices
The control of multiple threads and relationships across the text, achieved through the use of referring words, ellipsis, text connectives, substitutions and word associations
The production of grammatically correct, structurally sound and meaningful
The use of correct and appropriate punctuation to aid the reading of the text
The accuracy of spelling and the difficulty of the words used
Elements specific to writing genre: Informative
The use of headings, subheadings, visuals to support the text and use of informative and specific vocabulary
The organisation of the structural components of an informative text (opening statement, series of facts and conclusion) into an appropriate and effective text structure
The segmenting of text into paragraphs that assists the reader to negotiate the narrative
The selection and development of ideas for an information report
Range of score points for each criterion:
Writing genre features