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Grading Rubrics for Reflective Paper #1

  Unacceptable (1) Acceptable (2) Target (3)
Teaching as a career Failed to specify sufficient or relevant reason(s) for selecting teaching as a career. Clearly specified and discussed sufficient and relevant reason(s) for selecting teaching as a career. Contained a well-defined and in-depth discussion of reason(s) for selecting teaching as a career.
Examples (1-2) of experiences working with children Failed to provide specific or appropriate example(s) of working with students/children and/or an adequate discussion of what was learned about teaching and learning from the experience(s). Provided appropriate and sufficient example(s) of working with students/children and an adequate discussion of what was learned about teaching and learning from the experience(s). Provided highly relevant example(s) of experiences working with students/children and an insightful discussion of what was learned about teaching and learning from the experience(s).
Dispositions – indicators needing improvement Failed to identify and/or discuss at least one indicator for EACH of the 8 TEP dispositions. Identified and adequately discussed at least one indicator for EACH of the 8 TEP dispositions. Provided a detailed and thoughtful discussion of at least one indicator for EACH of the 8 TEP dispositions.
Improvement plan for dispositions Failed to describe an adequate or relevant plan to improve upon the identified areas for EACH of the 8 TEP dispositions. Described a clear and appropriate plan to improve upon the identified areas for EACH of the 8 TEP dispositions. Described a detailed and thoughtful plan to improve upon the identified areas for EACH of the 8 TEP dispositions.
Organization of content Content lacks logical organization and is difficult to follow. Content is sufficiently organized, cohesive, and coherent within each section. Content is well organized, cohesive, and coherent throughout the paper.
Spelling, grammar, sentence structure, and writing mechanics Paper is not written well; it contains excessive errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar. Common errors include incomplete sentences, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, comma splices, noun/pronoun disagreement, incorrect word forms, etc. Paper is written well; it contains appropriate paragraphing, complete sentences, and no or few errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar. Paper is exceptionally well written; it contains no mechanical, spelling, or grammatical errors and includes a variety of sentence structures.