Common Core Curriculum Rubric: Meeting the Needs of ELLs Rubric Criteria. The rubric’s criteria are mostly based on Achieve the Core’s three shifts in the CCSS for English language arts. We also added the criteria of alignment and assessment to provide a clearer picture of other elements that must be present and adapted for ELLs in order for them to be better positioned to access content lessons. Assessing ESOL Students & Changes to WIDA Scoring - A May 23, 2017When I do a read aloud and ask comprehension questions I can use the listening rubric to get a general sense of their listening levels and use the reading rubric along with anecdotal notes to get a reading level. WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Score Changes.