Smithsonian

Invention: Rubric and Scoring Guide


Score 8–9 (95–100)
1. Contains clear, well-developed thesis that both compares and contrasts.
2. Supports thesis with relevant information. 3. Uses most documents effectively.
4. Understands complexity of the question.
5. Analyzes more than describes.
6. May contain insignificant errors.

Score 5–7 (80–90)
1. Contains a clear thesis that only compares or contrasts.
2. Uses some factual information.
3. Uses some of the documents.
4. Does not demonstrate understanding of the complexity of the question.
5. Contains limited analysis, which mostly describes.
6. May contain minor errors.

Score 2–4 (65–75)
1. Lacks a thesis, simply restates the question.
2. Lacks supporting information, or contains only superficial support.
3. Quotes or briefly cites documents.
4. Contains no analysis.
5. May contain major errors.

Score 1(50)
1. Contains incompetent, inappropriate response.
2. May paraphrase the question, shows little understanding.