Sat essay feedback

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Sat essay feedback

  1. 1. SAT Essay Prompt #1 Memories Feedback, rubric, and scoring guidelines August 9, 2010
  2. 2. Scores 43 students completed the essay- AP Language and Multicultural Literature Average of all the students 3.3 Goal for next timed write 4+ 2% 12% 28% 37% 21% 0% 1 5 12 16 9 0 6 5 4 3 2 1
  3. 3. SAT Scoring Guide <ul><li>Readers use the Essay Scoring Guide, with exemplar papers illustrating each score point, to evaluate your essay. </li></ul><ul><li>Two readers have independently assessed your essay and assigned it a score of 1 to 6 based on the criteria in the Scoring Guide. </li></ul><ul><li>The Essay Subscore reported is the sum of both readers' scores (2 to 12). For example, if your Essay Subscore was 9, one reader gave your essay a score of 4, and the other reader gave your essay a score of 5. If your Essay Subscore was 6, then both readers gave your essay a score of 3. </li></ul><ul><li>If the two readers' scores differ by more than one point, a third reader will score the essay. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SAT Scoring Guide Score of 6 <ul><li>An essay in this category demonstrates clear and consistent mastery , although it may have a few minor errors. A typical essay </li></ul><ul><li>effectively and insightfully develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates outstanding critical thinking, using clearly appropriate examples, reasons, and other evidence to support its position </li></ul><ul><li>is well organized and clearly focused, demonstrating clear coherence and smooth progression of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>exhibits skillful use of language, using a varied, accurate, and apt vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrates meaningful variety in sentence structure </li></ul><ul><li>is free of most errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics </li></ul>
  5. 5. Example of a 6- Write about experiences
  6. 6. Example of a 6- Write about experiences
  7. 7. Example of a 6- Write about literature
  8. 8. Example of a 6- Write about literature
  9. 9. Example of a 6- 4 th block
  10. 10. Example of a 6- 4 th block
  11. 11. SAT Scoring Guide Score of 5 <ul><li>An essay in this category demonstrates reasonably consistent mastery , although it will have occasional errors or lapses in quality. A typical essay </li></ul><ul><li>effectively develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates strong critical thinking, generally using appropriate examples, reasons, and other evidence to support its position </li></ul><ul><li>is well organized and focused, demonstrating coherence and progression of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>exhibits facility in the use of language, using appropriate vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrates variety in sentence structure </li></ul><ul><li>is generally free of most errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics </li></ul>
  12. 12. Example of a 5- 2 nd block
  13. 13. SAT Scoring Guide Score of 4 <ul><li>An essay in this category demonstrates adequate mastery , although it will have lapses in quality. A typical essay </li></ul><ul><li>develops a point of view on the issue and demonstrates competent critical thinking, using adequate examples, reasons, and other evidence to support its position </li></ul><ul><li>is generally organized and focused, demonstrating some coherence and progression of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>exhibits adequate but inconsistent facility in the use of language, using generally appropriate vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrates some variety in sentence structure </li></ul><ul><li>has some errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example of a 4
  15. 15. SAT Scoring Guide Score of 3 <ul><li>An essay in this category demonstrates developing mastery , and is marked by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><li>develops a point of view on the issue, demonstrating some critical thinking, but may do so inconsistently or use inadequate examples, reasons, or other evidence to support its position </li></ul><ul><li>is limited in its organization or focus, or may demonstrate some lapses in coherence or progression of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>displays developing facility in the use of language, but sometimes uses weak vocabulary or inappropriate word choice </li></ul><ul><li>lacks variety or demonstrates problems in sentence structure </li></ul><ul><li>contains an accumulation of errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics </li></ul>
  16. 16. Example of a 3
  17. 17. SAT Scoring Guide Score of 2 <ul><li>An essay in this category demonstrates little mastery , and is flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><li>develops a point of view on the issue that is vague or seriously limited, and demonstrates weak critical thinking, providing inappropriate or insufficient examples, reasons, or other evidence to support its position </li></ul><ul><li>is poorly organized and/or focused, or demonstrates serious problems with coherence or progression of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>displays very little facility in the use of language, using very limited vocabulary or incorrect word choice </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrates frequent problems in sentence structure </li></ul><ul><li>contains errors in grammar, usage, and mechanics so serious that meaning is somewhat obscured </li></ul>
  18. 18. Example of a 2
  19. 19. SAT Scoring Guide Score of 1 <ul><li>An essay in this category demonstrates very little or no mastery , and is severely flawed by ONE OR MORE of the following weaknesses: </li></ul><ul><li>develops no viable point of view on the issue, or provides little or no evidence to support its position </li></ul><ul><li>is disorganized or unfocused, resulting in a disjointed or incoherent essay </li></ul><ul><li>displays fundamental errors in vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrates severe flaws in sentence structure </li></ul><ul><li>contains pervasive errors in grammar, usage, or mechanics that persistently interfere with meaning </li></ul>
  20. 20. SAT Scoring Guide Score of 0 <ul><li>Essays not written on the essay assignment will receive a score of zero. </li></ul>

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