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Generic Core-Scoring Guide for the AP European History DBQ (2006-07)

(Score Scale 0-9)

BASIC CORE

EXPANDED CORE

Points

Points

1) Provides an appropriate, explicitly stated, thesis that directly addresses all parts of the question.  THESIS MAY NOT SIMPLY RESTATE THE QUESTION.

1

Expands beyond basic core of 1-6.  The basic score of 6 must be achieved before a student can earn expanded core points.

Examples:

         Has a clear, analytical, and comprehensive thesis.

bulletUses all or almost all documents.
bulletAddresses all parts of the question thoroughly
bulletUses documents persuasively as evidence.
bulletShows understanding of nuances in the documents
bulletAnalyzes point of view or bias in at least four documents cited in the essay.
bulletAnalyzes documents in additional ways additional groupings or other.
bulletBrings in relevant "outside" historical content.

 

 

0-3

2) Discusses a majority of the documents individually and specifically.

1

3) Demonstrates understanding of the basic meaning of a majority of the documents (may misinterpret no more than one).

1

4) Supports the thesis with appropriate interpretations of a majority of the documents.

1

5) Analyzes point of view or bias in at least three documents.

1

6) Analyzes documents by explicitly organizing them in at least three appropriate groups.

1

Subtotal

6

Subtotal

3

TOTAL

9

 

Last updated: 9/19/08
email:  Ms. Harrold