ERIC Number: ED344227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
TAAS and the Writing Process: A Composition Handbook. Grades 1 through 3.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This handbook is one of a series developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to requests to provide schools with additional information concerning the written composition portion of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS). The handbook focuses on grades 1 through 3. Following an introduction, the handbook is in two parts. Part 1 contains general information on the writing process and how that process applies to the TAAS writing test. This section includes discussions of prewriting, elaboration, revision, and editing. Part 2 shows the scoring criteria and sample papers with detailed annotations for each type of writing eligible for testing at Grade 3: informative/descriptive, expressive/narrative, and informative/narrative ("how to"). Three appendixes present TAAS writing objectives and instructional targets for grade 3, an explanation of purpose/mode at grade 3, and eligible types of writing at grade 3. (SR)
Descriptors: Beginning Writing, Grade 3, Primary Education, Process Approach (Writing), State Standards, Writing Evaluation, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Tests
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Assessment of Academic Skills