In July, various sets of LDC teachers will field-test these newly drafted rubrics to provide more feedback to the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, & Equity (SCALE)—our partners who have been working on these rubrics.
In addition to those field tests, we’d love to provide the drafts of these rubrics to the LDC Community of Practice so that you can test them out as well and provide LDC and SCALE with your feedback before the rubrics are finalized.
Included on the grid are two commentaries for each exemplar paper, one based on the Official Writing Scoring Guide, and one based on the Legacy Scoring Guide.
Note that while the commentary differs slightly depending on which version of the scoring guide is used, the scores remain the same.
Though the rubrics are not explicitly designed to be used as instructional resources, the department provides the writing rubrics in advance so that educators can prepare students for the writing portion of the TNReady assessment. It was crafted in 2014 and has two strands: content and literacy.
The content strand is focused on a student’s knowledge of prompt specific U. History, while the literacy strand focuses on ensuring that ELA skills are also present in a student response.
In addition to making the rubrics “lighter” and more aligned with teachers’ expectations, these new rubrics have more grade-level precision as well as much more flexibility to help teachers assess content understandings specific to each academic discipline.
LDC Modules 675 June 24, 2015 New and improved LDC Rubrics for scoring student work will soon be finalized and released for the 2015–2016 school year.
This reflects that the expectations for meeting the standard remain the same even though some of the scoring guide language has changed to align more closely to Common Core Writing Standards.
New LDC Rubrics for Scoring Student Work Coming Soon New and improved LDC Rubrics for scoring student work will soon be finalized and released for the 2015–2016 school year.