Workshop: Adjunct Strategies for Holistic Scoring

Course ID - CTD0454a  

Short Title: Adj Holistic Scoring    

 Audience    Adjunct Faculty
Length of Workshop:       4 hours 

This workshop is designed to provide Writing Faculty with training on using a rubric and sample/anchor papers to assess college-level writing using a 'holistic' scoring method. Participants will learn how rubrics work generally, how a writing rubric can be used to assess student writing. This will be accomplished by having in-depth discussion of the score levels and criteria on the rubric and hands-on, interactive practice using the rubric. Participants will also examine a variety of anchor papers of EAP students taken from different levels of the program. Participants will then annotate the papers, identify qualities of proficient writing, and finally score the sample papers using the rubric.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how rubrics and anchor papers are used to score writing assignments holistically
  • Identify the criteria, score levels and descriptors of writing rubric
  • Identify qualities of proficient level writing in samples of students writing assignments
  • Use the rubric to holistically score student writing assignments


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Course ID: CTD0454a  
Course Title: Adj Holistic Scoring
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.