Essay Rubric Template
|Competency||EFFECTIVE (10 points)
Demonstrates Mastery of this Competency
|ADEQUATE (7 points)
Skill Development Recommended
|EMERGENT (4 points)
Improvement needed on this Competency
|WEAK (1 point)
Failed to Demonstrate Competency/Skill Basics
|Ideas||The main idea is clearly
established and fully developed
with specific details and examples.
|The main idea is stated and adequately developed with some specific details and examples.||The main idea is stated but might be developed with
generalizations or lists.
|The main idea is incomplete or ambiguous and development is irrelevant.||0|
|Purpose||The purpose is clearly established
and focus is consistently maintained.
|The purpose is somewhat
clear and focus is adequately maintained.
|The purpose is unclear
and focus is somewhat maintained.
|The purpose is unclear and focus
is not established.
|Structure||Organization and sentence structure are logical and coherent.||Organization and sentence structure are adequately logical.||Organization and/or sentence structure are sometimes unclear||Organization and/or sentence structure is illogical or incoherent.||0|
|Vocabulary||Vocabulary is varied and effective.||Vocabulary is somewhat varied and effective.||Vocabulary is often ineffective.||Vocabulary is confusing and not effective.||0|
|Usage||Word usage is very effective.||Word usage is mostly effective||Word usage is somewhat effective.||Word usage is not effective||0|
|Mechanics||Mechanics errors are few and insignificant.||Mechanics errors might be present, but do not interfere with communication||A variety of Mechanics errors frequently interfere with communication||Significant and numerous Mechanics errors interfere with communication||0|