Appendix A

REVISED GENERIC SCORING RUBRIC FOR DOCUMENT-BASED QUESTION (DBQ)
ON THE GRADE 8 INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL SOCIAL STUDIES TEST
(For Use Beginning in June 2005)


 

Score of 5:

Score of 4:

Score of 3:

Score of 2:

Score of 1:

Score of 0:
Fails to develop the task or may only refer to the theme in a general way; OR includes no relevant facts, examples, or details; OR includes only the historical context and/or task as copied from the test booklet; OR includes only entire documents copied from the test booklet; OR is illegible; OR is a blank paper
 



* The term create as used by Anderson/Krathwohl, et al. in their 2001 revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives refers to the highest level of the cognitive domain. This usage of create is similar to Bloom’s use of the term synthesis. Creating implies an insightful reorganization of information into a new pattern or whole. While a level 5 paper will contain analysis and/or evaluation of information, a very strong paper may also include examples of creating information as defined by Anderson and Krathwohl.