NOTE: From September 2015 to June 2016, ACT Writing scores were calculated by adding together your domain scores and scaling to a score of 1-36; the change to an averaged 2-12 ACT Writing score was announced June 28, 2016.
Based on ACT, Inc’s stated grading criteria, I've gathered all the relevant essay-grading criteria into a chart.
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If you've chosen to take the ACT Plus Writing, you'll have 40 minutes to write an essay (after completing the English, Math, Reading, and Science sections of the ACT, of course).
Customize the RTF file to meet your specific goals and needs.
Narrative Essay Rubric RTF Narrative Essay Rubric PDF Preview Narrative Essay Rubric in your web browser Editing Rubric – This rubric focuses on students’ adherence to grammar and conventions.
The use of language fails to demonstrate skill in responding to the task.
Word choice is imprecise and often difficult to comprehend. Stylistic and register choices are difficult to identify.
This rubric actually contains two parts: one where reading grades are assigned and one where writing grades are assigned, as I was using this rubric to assign a reading and writing grade.
Research Paper Rubric RTF Research Paper Rubric PDF Preview Research Paper Rubric in your web browser Typed Essay Rubric – A multipurpose rubric for both narrative and persuasive essays.