5-Fold Grading Rubric

CenterForLit’s grading rubric assigns a 1-5 score to 5 categories of the literary essay: Thesis, Supports, Structure, Mechanics, and Style. To express a final score for any project as a percentage grade, follow this simple procedure:

  1. Average the 5-point scores from each category.

  2. Multiply this average by 10.

  3. Add 50.

Suggestions for assessing each category and assigning a numeric value are listed below. Remember that the example assignments that accompany each Assignment Template are intended to reflect ideal completion. As no student is ideal, taking age and skill level into account is suggested.