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What tools does Essentials in Writing offer homeschool parents to use to score writing assignments?

We offer three ways to score writing assignments for Essentials in Writing:

Scoring Services

We offer a Scoring Service for students completing Levels 7-12.

Learn more about the Scoring Service:


Parents may also use a rubric to score compositions. The most common type of scoring used on the secondary level, rubrics are criterion based.

Point values are assigned to descriptions of specific categories that teachers use to score papers. Rubrics provide a way for parents and teachers to tally a final score.

Example Rubric:


Another acceptable and easy method to score written compositions are checklists. While useful at any grade level, they are most suitable for paragraphs, personal letters, mini essays, etc., written by elementary students. It is also acceptable for “student assessment.”

Example Checklist: