PARCC Writing Rubrics

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Writing Rubrics for the PARCC Assessment

August 2014 Vincent Segalini


• The writing rubrics for the PARCC assessment were created to score on-demand writing tasks for an assessment. They are more general than writing rubrics that would be used to score writing in the classroom. Remember: – These rubrics are holistic.

– These rubrics are not grade specific (other than grade 3).

Writing on the PARCC Assessment

• • Students will write three responses as part of the Performance Based Assessment (PBA).

– A literary analysis task – A narrative task – A research simulation task ALL students will definitely write a narrative story for the narrative task.

Writing on the PARCC Assessment

• • The two other writing tasks (LAT and RST) will be a combination of: – Informative/explanatory writing – Opinion (3-5) or argumentative writing (6-11) It is not guaranteed students will write one informative piece and one argumentative piece. They may write two informative pieces. It is improbable that they would write two opinion/argumentative pieces.


• There are 6 different rubrics: – Grade 3 LAT/RST (Informative/Explanatory and Opinion) Rubric – – Grade 3 Narrative Rubric Grades 4-5 LAT/RST (Informative/Explanatory and Opinion) Rubric – – Grades 4-5 Narrative Rubric Grades 6-11 LAT/RST (Informative/Explanatory and Argumentative) Rubric – Grades 6-11 Narrative Rubric

Grade 3

• There are not 4 score points for grade 3 because third grade writing lacks the sophistication to differentiate between the highest score points.


• Students will receive a score for each construct, such as 4,4,3.

LAT/RST Rubric (Informative/Explanatory and Argumentative) 8

LAT/RST Rubric (Informative/Explanatory and Argumentative) 9

Keys for Reading Comprehension

• • “…ideas stated explicitly and inferentially…” Scorers need to see that a student understands the texts. – This would include evidence of understanding, including direct references, inferences, etc.

LAT/RST Rubric (Informative/Explanatory and Argumentative) 11

Keys for Written Expression

• • • These scores are weighted 3 times. For example, if a student receives a 3 for Written Expression, it is weighted as a 9.

Students must respond to all parts of the prompt.

They must write in the specified discipline (narrative, essay, etc.).

Keys to Written Expression

• • The three key ideas: – Respond to the prompt appropriately, using evidence to show understanding.

– Organization – Style Scorers will ensure that the style and organization is effective for the specified genre of writing.

LAT/RST Rubric (Informative/Explanatory and Argumentative) 14

Keys to Written Conventions

• • • There will be errors. They key is whether or not these errors impact meaning.

“…appropriate level of complexity…” Students need to provide enough text to determine comprehension of conventions.

Narrative Task


Narrative Task


Coded Responses

PCR Example

Awesome Resources


Common Core Website

MDE Curriculum and Instruction Website

MDE Common Core Website

MDE SharePoint Website

PARCC Website


Contact Information

Office of Curriculum and Instruction


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Nathan Oakley - Director of Curriculum [email protected]

Dr. Marla Davis - Mathematics [email protected]

Vincent Segalini - English/Language Arts [email protected]

Chauncey Spears - AP/Gifted/Social Studies [email protected]

Robin Lemonis - Early Childhood Literacy/Dyslexia/RtI [email protected]