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3400 General Scoring Rubric for Social Studies

General Scoring Rubric for Social Studies
Level Description Definition
Outstanding Achievement
(Converts to report card grade of A)
• Principles/Concepts—examines problem from several positions, deals with major issues and identifies relationships of main ideas.
• Argument—takes a strong, well-defined position with appropriate supporting evidence.
• Prior Knowledge—uses precise prior historical knowledge to examine issues and relate to past/future situations.
• Text Details—cites appropriate detail from text in building argument.
• Misconceptions—has no misconceptions or factual errors.
Advanced Achievement
(Converts to report card grade of B)
• Principles/Concepts—views problems with somewhat limited range but identifies more than one aspect of the problem.
• Argument—takes a definite but general position with somewhat organized argument.
• Prior Knowledge—uses general ideas from prior historical knowledge with fair accuracy in discussing issues.
• Text Details—relates only major text facts to basic issues.
• Misconceptions—errors in some factual and interpretive information
Basic Achievement
(Converts to report card grade of C)
• Principles/Concepts—only a general understanding of scope of problem, considers only one aspect of problem or one issue or principle.
• Argument—presents indefinite position with only generalities and opinion for support.
• Prior Knowledge—makes limited use of prior historical knowledge.
• Text Detail—connects few text facts to basic issues.
• Misconceptions—makes occasional errors in facts and interpretation.
Minimal Achievement
(Converts to report card grade of D)
• Principles/Concepts—little understanding and comprehension of scope of problem or issues.
• Argument—position is vague, brief, and contains unrelated general statements.
• Prior Knowledge—barely indicates any prior historical knowledge, relying mainly on facts provided.
• Text Details—reiterates only one or two facts unrelated to issues.
• Misconceptions—makes frequent errors in fact and interpretation.