Excellent All aspects of the task are answered with depth and analysis. Fair Essay is two paragraphs and is missing either an introduction or a conclusion. Historical and Present-Day Evidence Does not included relevant historical or present-day evidence to support the thesis.
Includes thesis but may may not adequately describe the meaning of the essay. Demonstrated learning and understanding Applied integrated concepts; made connections between facts and ideas. Excellent Includes relevant historical and present-day evidence to richly support the thesis.
May be missing topic sentences. Several mistakes made, fair knowledge of the topic shown. Followed directions, had a basic knowledge of the topic.
Addressing the Task Some aspects of the task are not answered in the essay. Some aspects of the task are not answered but the others are answered with depth and analysis. Includes and introduction, body, and conclusion. Does not show an adequate knowledge of the topic.
Art completed in a haphazard manner. Excellent knowledge of the topic shown Few if any mistakes, any mistakes must be minor in nature, very good knowledge of the topic shown.
Use of historical details Used many details in a thorough and expert manner. Some, but not many, mistakes made, good knowledge shown. Some aspects of the task are answered with more depth and analysis than others.
Distracting errors, difficult to read. Contains little or no factual errors.
Thesis is at the end of the introduction. Used no historical details. Includes an introduction, body, and conclusion. Contains no factual errors. All aspects of the task are answered with some depth and analysis. Accuracy No mistakes, scholarly and accurate.
May contain minor factual errors. Excellent Essay has excellent structure. Essay is only one paragraph. Thesis is not at the end of the introduction.Please review the rubric and writing guide posted online Note: This essay is quite complex in its nature, it will require real learning and mastery of content in order for you to organize an effective essay.
___ Well-organized essay ___ Addresses all areas of the prompt; may lack some balance between major areas ___ ___ Well-written essay Adequate Essay “3”: AP Score of 5. U.S.
Hist. & Gov. Rating Guide – June ’14  Vol. 1 United States History and Government Content-Specific Rubric Thematic Essay June * exam would have helped them write their thematic essay. The rubrics for the AP Histories’ Document-Based Question and Long Essay have been modified for *, using feedback received from AP teachers and Readers before, during and after the AP Exam administration and AP Reading.
Directly link to this rubric or embed it on your website: Copy the following code to another website, ePortfolio, blog, or email message: URL: This is the web address of this rubric. Results of a district‐created preassessment comprised of 50 multiple‐choice questions and an essay to show that students’ background knowledge of American Government varies.
Pretest scores ranged from 20 to Most students demonstrated a basic understanding of the structure and functions of government and public policy.Download