Multi-Paragraph Essay Rubric - Four Paragraphs

Above Grade Level: 100
Expectations are exceeded. Ideas are completely developed, and support the entire thesis statement. Writing is very interesting and heavily detailed. Concepts are organized. Sentence structure and vocabulary are advanced. Writing is free of cliches & slang.

At Grade Level: 80
Expectations are met. Ideas are developed and support the thesis statement. Writing is interesting and detailed. Concepts are organized. Usage of grade-level writing skills makes the work easy to read. Writing avoids cliches & slang.

Below Grade Level: 65
Expectations are somewhat met. Ideas are partially developed and may stray from the thesis statement. Writing is simplistic and vague (unclear). Concepts may be out of order. Minimal usage of grade-level writing skills makes the work difficult to read.

Far Below Grade Level: 50
Expectations are not met. Ideas are simple and do not relate to the thesis statement. Writing is confusing. Concepts may be out of order. Minimal usage of grade-level writing skills makes the work difficult to read.

Missing: 0 points

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