Writing Rubric

CRITERIA 0 POINTS 1 POINT 2 POINTS 3 POINTS 4 POINTS
1 TASK FULFILLMENT does not satisfy the requirements of the task or the answer is fully unrelated tries to fulfill the requirements of the task but does not cover all key points overall addresses the task; covers all key points but does not provide clear explanations overall addresses the task but the key points and explanations could be covered in more detail fully satisfies all the requirements of the task, covering and supporting all key points
2 CONTENT fails to communicate the message; most of ideas are undeveloped content indicates thinking and reasoning; only a few ideas are developed content indicates thinking and reasoning; development of most of ideas content indicates original thinking and development of ideas with sufficient evidence content indicates synthesis of ideas and analysis
3 STRUCTURE / ORGANIZATION writing lacks logical organization; the ideas lack unity writing is logically organized, but some points are misplaced; poor use of transitions writing is coherent and logically organized with some transitions used between ideas writing is coherent and logically organized, a variety of transitions used between ideas writing demonstrates a high degree of attention to logic and reasoning of points, uses a variety of cohesive devices
4 VOCABULARY CHOICE/USE can only use a few words or very limited range of vocabulary uses basic vocabulary repetitively; errors in vocabulary choice may hinder understanding uses a limited range of vocabulary but sufficient to express the ideas; errors in word formation may hinder understanding uses a wide range of vocabulary; makes occasional errors in vocabulary choice which do not hinder understanding uses a wide range of vocabulary very naturally; makes only minor errors
5 GRAMMAR AND MECHANICS spelling, punctuation and grammar errors hinder understanding uses a limited range of grammar structures; makes a number of spelling and punctuation mistakes uses a range of grammar structures sufficient to express the ideas; makes some grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes has few grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors which do not hinder understanding writing is almost free of grammar, spelling and punctuation errors

Speaking Rubric

CRITERIA 0 POINTS 1 POINT 2 POINTS 3 POINTS 4 POINTS
1 VOCABULARY does not complete responses; sentences are only a few words in length; vocabulary repeated inadequate vocabulary or incorrect use of lexical items; has difficulty in communicating ideas vocabulary is just adequate to respond; no attempt to vary expressions; good, appropriate vocabulary; generally good response uses a wide range of vocabulary; uses words and expressions appropriately;
2 SYNTAX most structures are incorrect; constant use of infinitive; understand only because of past experience many errors (agreement, verb forms); errors in basic structures; errors hinder understanding frequent errors; self-corrects some errors two or fewer syntax errors; minor errors that do not hinder understanding no grammatical errors; self-corrects without hesitation
3 PRONUNCIATION most utterances contain errors; many utterances are incomprehensible very many errors that interfere with comprehensibility frequent errors that confuse listener and require guessing at meaning comprehensible; generally correct; occasional errors phonetically correct; almost error-free; genuine effort to sound like native speaker
4 FLUENCY constant searching for vocabulary, verb tense; does not complete utterances; may repeat cue frequent hesitations, searches for words; overly translates questions before response; eventually responds halting, hesitating; visibly translating before responding; can rephrase and respond occasional hesitation, searching for words; can self-correct and respond to cues smooth, continuous flow; natural pauses