Analytic Scoring

Analytic scoring is a method of evaluating student work that requires assigning a separate score for each dimension of a task. Often used with performance assessment tasks, analytic scoring rubrics specify the key dimensions of a task and define student performance relative to a set of criteria across performance levels for each dimension. For example, analytic rubrics used to evaluate student essay writing often include the following dimensions: development of ideas, organization, language use, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and mechanics.

Analytic rubrics used to evaluate students’ social studies reports might include the same dimensions but also dimensions specific to social studies: use of original source material, accuracy of information, quality of source material, and correct citations. The remainder of this entry describes the uses of analytic scoring ...

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