As you can tell, there is a wide range for some of the scores.These papers clearly demonstrate an understanding of the passage and recognize its complexity.
As you can tell, there is a wide range for some of the scores.These papers clearly demonstrate an understanding of the passage and recognize its complexity.These papers represent the smallest score for college credit and are often characterized by superficiality.
However, sometimes materials are not directly related to an AP prompt.
Below are samples of generic rubrics containing the general language and areas of concentration used to evaluate AP essays for prose analysis, poetry analysis, and open-ended questions. I have tried to equate a percentage grade with each of the number scores.
Although they may be flawed, the papers, nevertheless, display consistent control over the elements of effective writing and reveal the students' ability to read with perception and to express ideas with clarity and skill.
Papers with a score of 9 will sing while 8 papers are almost there with just a few flat notes.
While exhibiting some analysis of the passage, support from the passage may be thin or tend toward paraphrase.
Although these essays demonstrate adequate control of language, they may be marred by surface errors.
All essays, both in-class and take-home, will be evaluated with the standard AP rubrics for poetry, prose and open-ended questions.
When essays are done in class as timed writings using a real AP prompt, the corresponding rubric published by ETS is used for grading.
The prose demonstrates an ability to express ideas clearly but with less maturity and control than the top-scoring papers.
Generally, essays earning a score of 6 present a more limited analysis and less consistent command of the elements of effective writing than essays scored 7.