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Common Core State Standards Samples of Student Writing, Scored With a 6+1 Trait Rubric


April 2012


Student writing sample

This collection of K–12 student papers and the accompanying annotations come from Appendix C: Samples of Student Writing of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects. Additional scores and annotations reflecting the 6+1 Trait® Writing Model were determined by Education Northwest staff members with expertise in writing and scoring student samples using the 6-point rubric.

When the two sets of scores and annotations are reviewed side by side, they show how the CCSS describe progress toward targeted writing objectives, while the traits assess the quality of that writing.