Click Here for the updated 2014 edition of the rubric for the DBQ. DBQ Rubric.2014.Excel.ed
Alternatelty, for classroom practice, see DBQ.Scoresheet.2010. The first page is the scoresheet, and the second page describes the College Board's explanations for DBQ essay scores of 8-9, 6-7, etc. Note: the scoresheet has sections for the "Idiot Paragraph" and the Conclusion. Unless otherwise stated by the instructor, these sections are usually not featured in the grading content for your DBQ.
Finally. . .see the College Board's explanations for DBQ essay scores of 8-9, 6-7, etc. Note that this numeric range is different from that used in 2014 and beyond. DBQ Scoresheet