Turnitin has made the writing rubrics developed to align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) available free to educators worldwide through an open access license with Creative Commons. The license stipulates the rubrics may be shared and edited for non-commercial purposes. Previously, educators needed to be Turnitin customers using GradeMark to gain access to the rubrics.
There are six rubrics: grades 9/10 and grades 11/12 for argumentative, narrative and informative essay assignments. Instructors can register to access the rubrics at:
Common Core Writing Rubrics for Grades 9/10
Common Core Writing Rubrics for Grades 11/12
The CCSS-aligned writing rubrics were developed in partnership with the English Professional Learning Council, comprised of educators from Saddleback College, the University of California (Irvine), California State University (Fullerton), and the Orange County Department of Education. The rubrics were made available to Turnitin users in September.
Turnitin has hosted a series of free webcasts on implementing the Common Core rubrics. Register HERE to view the webcast titled "Bridging the Gap: Common Core Rubrics for Secondary and Higher Ed."
Source: Turnitin, www.turnitin.com