Writing Rubrics for 2022-23
The Tennessee writing rubrics are designed to score the student responses from the writing portion of the TNReady assessment. Each rubric is aligned to the appropriate grade-level standards in the Writing and Language strands. Though the rubrics are not explicitly designed to be used as instructional resources, the department provides the writing rubrics in advance so that educators can prepare students for the writing portion of the TNReady assessment.
Fourth and Fifth Grades - ELA
Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grades - ELA
High School -ELA
The TCAP writing rubrics are designed to be applied holistically rather than through a checklist. Each student response is unique, and each rubric score point is broad. Annotated student anchor papers serve as examples of how the rubrics are applied to individual papers and represent a range of performance levels.
Among their many uses, anchor papers can be used to:
- Deepen understanding of the writing rubrics
- Serve as model essays during instruction
- Guide discussions about feedback and revisions
- Build confidence and consistency in scoring