Turnitin has announced the addition of writing rubrics aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to its cloud-based grading service, GradeMark. The six rubrics are available within Turnitin for secondary and two-year instructors in the United States. A video from Turnitin is available HERE for more information on the Common Core rubrics.
The rubrics were developed in partnership with the English Professional Learning Council to better prepare secondary students for college-level course work. The Council is comprised of educators from Saddleback College, the University of California (Irvine), California State University (Fullerton), and the Orange County Department of Education.
The Council assisted Turnitin in developing six CCSS-aligned writing rubrics for grades 9-10 and 11-12 for argumentative, narrative and informative essay assignments. Instructors using GradeMark can attach a standard CCSS rubric to any writing assignment to convey their expectations to students, assess submitted work, and track student progress.
Source: Turnitin, www.turnitin.com